Achieving A Fair Property Division Agreement
Georgia follows the doctrine of “equitable division” when it comes to dividing marital property, the goal being a fair distribution or assets accumulated over the course of a marriage between the divorcing parties. An equitable division does not necessarily mean an even 50/50 split, and the court has wide latitude in determining how to best divide a couple’s assets. That is why it is important to have an experienced lawyer on your side who can help protect your interests.
At The Peterson Firm, we bring more than 35 years of legal experience to divorce proceedings. We can help with all manner of high-asset and complex property division issues.
Factors Taken Into Consideration For Asset Division
A number of different factors may be used to help ensure a fair and equitable division, including the age, health, occupation and vocational skills of each party; the contributions of each spouse to the household; the conduct of each party during the course of the marriage; and the income and needs of each party. There is no one determining factor that outweighs the others. We will let you know what to expect as your divorce proceeding moves forward.
We Can Help Divide All Types Of Assets
Many of the cases we handle involve substantial assets or closely-held family businesses. These cases can be complicated because it can be difficult to properly identify and value assets which may be subject to division. When necessary, we will work with forensic accountants and other experts to ensure a fair accounting of marital property, including:
- Nonqualified retirement plans
- IRAs and 401(k)s
- Stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other investments
- Life insurance policies
- Intellectual property
- Real estate
We can help you negotiate a property settlement with your ex or tenaciously advocate for your interests at trial.
Contact Us For Skilled Help With All Divorce-Related Issues
We help with property division and all other issues that must be resolved as part of a divorce proceeding. To schedule an initial consultation, call our law offices in Atlanta at 404-777-0244. You may also contact us online.