Protecting Your Property Interests In Divorce

When you're facing divorce, you suddenly become aware of all the property you have accumulated. Your property interests may include:

  • The family home
  • Bank accounts
  • Retirement accounts
  • Ownership in a family business
  • Any number of other assets

How can you protect what you've worked so hard to build?

At Hartsoe & Associates, P.C., you can trust that your interests are in the right hands. We understand the importance of your financial stability during this difficult transition.

At our firm, you will find a team of passionate advocates who will listen, understand your goals and vigorously pursue a timely and practical resolution.

Equitable Distribution — What Does It Mean?

In North Carolina, the court follows an equitable distribution standard for the division of property and debts. This means marital assets are divided in a manner that the court feels is fair — which may not necessarily mean equal. The court considers several factors to determine what is equitable (fair):

  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Financial situation of both spouses, including any income or active support obligations
  • Contributions to the marriage, including contributions to homemaking or to the other spouse's employability
  • Actions by one spouse to preserve wealth or waste assets
  • Alimony or spousal maintenance determinations

We Seek Cost-Effective Solutions That Avoid Animosity

Our divorce and family law practice is led by veteran attorney R. Anthony "Tony" Hartsoe, who is certified by the state of North Carolina as a family law mediator. Whether representing your interests in negotiations or coaching you through divorce mediation, we commit to resolving property disputes as efficiently as possible without the added emotional and financial strain of trial. However, we will not hesitate to take your case to court if that makes more sense to obtain a fair division of property.

Learn More About How We Can Help

If you have questions about how to deal with property in a divorce or how North Carolina community property division laws will apply in your situation, we invite you to discuss your situation and concerns with our lawyers. Call our offices in Winston-Salem or Greensboro at 336-701-6550 to schedule your appointment.