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Let Us Promote Your Property Rights in Divorce Cases

Greensboro property divisionWhile divorces and other family law cases are inherently emotional and stressful due to intimate issues, such as the care and custody of minor children, one of the most contentious divorce issues concerns the division of marital assets and liabilities upon divorce. The intensity of this issue is understandable as a person might find themselves losing a significant source of wealth or income.

If you are concerned about your legal rights regarding the division of marital property in a divorce cause, you should reach out to a property division lawyer in Greensboro for legal representation. At Hartsoe & Associates, we have the experience and sophisticated knowledge regarding complicated legal and financial issues that come up in divorce cases.

For more information about our services, contact us online now.

North Carolina Equitable Distribution Laws

Many states—including North Carolina—resolve property division matters in divorce cases based on the equitable distribution system. Under North Carolina law, marital assets and debts are equitably distributed between the spouses. Generally, all property that a couple acquired during their marriage is considered to be “marital property” that is subject to equitable distribution upon divorce. Property that a couple receives before getting married or either as a gift or as inheritance is likely to be treated as the separate property of the party who obtained it and is not subject to division upon divorce.

Property that is subject to equitable distribution principles include:

  • Real estate
  • Financial assets
  • Investments
  • Retirement benefits
  • Business interests
  • Personal property

Although an equal division of assets is generally considered to be a fair way to distribute them, principles of equitable distribution may cause a judge to consider an unequal division if doing so would be just and fair under the circumstances. This ensures that the courts pay close attention to the specifics of each case, in the interests of justice.

How to Calculate Equitable Distribution

In North Carolina, equitable distribution proceedings involving court consideration of the following factors:

  • The age and health of the spouses
  • The financial responsibilities of the parties, including existing support obligations
  • Personal and financial contributions to the marriage, including homemaking
  • Attempts at preserving assets
  • Misconduct resulting in the concealment or wasting of property
  • Spousal support issues

Get Dependable Legal Solutions with Hartsoe & Associates

Have questions or concerns about your legal rights concerning the allocation ad distribution of marital property in a divorce? You can turn to the dedicated legal team at Hartsoe & Associates for advice. Led by distinguished Greensboro attorneys such as R. Anthony “Tony” Hartsoe—a certified family law mediator and experienced family advocate—you can benefit from the experience and passion that our team can bring to the courtroom and negotiating table.

Contact Hartsoe & Associates online or call our office at (336) 390-4774 for more information about your services.

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