Protecting Your Property Rights During Divorce
What Properties Are Divided During Divorce?
During divorce all marital properties will be divided between the spouses. Separate properties remain separate. This makes the initial classification of assets as marital or separate extremely important.
We begin by identifying all properties held by each spouse. Then we trace those assets to determine if they were acquired during the marriage, or if initially separate properties were commingled in any way.
The next step is to accurately value each marital asset. The process used to do this depends on the asset involved. We have a network of financial experts we call upon to assist us with more complicated properties.
This approach allows us to move toward a property division plan with certainty.
How Is Property Divided During Divorce?
In Georgia, marital property is divided based on the principle of equitable distribution. This does not mean assets are divided 50-50, or that you get a one-half interest in all marital property. Instead, the courts divide property based on what is most “fair.” This determination involves the evaluation of many factors and the courts have great discretion.
The best way to protect your financial interests during this process is to work with a skilled divorce lawyer – someone who has experience handling complex divorce and someone who knows his way around the courtroom.
We Will Protect Your Financial Interests
When we handle your divorce, we have one goal: To help you leave your marriage in the most financially secure manner possible. We are committed to maximizing your share of marital assets so you can move forward with certainty.
To schedule a consultation, call us at 678-648-4940, or contact us online. Our office is located in Cumming, and we serve clients throughout the Atlanta metro area.