Ocean County Property Division Lawyer

As a part of the divorce process, marital property and debts are divided between the two parties. In Ocean County and throughout the state of New Jersey, marital property is divided under a principle called equitable distribution. Under equitable distribution, assets and debts are divided fairly between spouses.

However, "fairness" does not always mean that property is split evenly in half. I help people seek their fair share of marital property during divorce.

Attorney For Division Of Assets In Brick And Toms River

There are many factors that can affect the division of marital property:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The income of each spouse
  • The age, health and future earning capacity of each spouse
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • Whether one party made a significant investment in the other, such as paying for education
  • The value of either party's contributions to homemaking and child-rearing during the marriage

Some assets, such as a retirement account or a marital home, have fixed monetary values. Dividing these assets is fairly straightforward. However, some marital assets can be more difficult to assess. For example, determining the value of a business often can be complex — particularly when both spouses played a role in the business' success.

Legal Solutions Tailored To Your Needs

Because there are so many factors that affect marital property division, it is important to enlist the help of a family law attorney who is both well-versed in the law and knowledgeable about your specific case. I will pursue an outcome that is fair and equitable so you get what you deserve.

To speak with an experienced property division attorney serving Ocean County, please contact me at 732-451-6849 to schedule an appointment. I look forward to working with you and showing you how I can help.