Are you considering divorce, and worried about keeping your family home or other valuable property? Divorcing older couples, affluent couples and childless couples often find that property division issues prove most difficult to resolve. If you need advice about the best ways to approach the property division issues that are likely to arise in your case, contact Bromberg Rosenthal LLC in Rockville.
Why Choose Our Firm?
Our attorneys combine a thorough understanding of family law with decades of business and estate planning experience. Not all family law firms offer this wide range of knowledge, which is especially crucial for families with large or complex assets, including family-owned businesses. This background helps us with all aspects relating to the identification, characterization, valuation and distribution of marital property. We offer sound advice and capable guidance, and will work hard to protect your interests and those of your children.
One distinctive feature of our practice on property division issues is our ability to protect long-range interests while resolving immediate problems. In some situations, we can arrange for a continuing right in a former spouse's pension that many clients are very glad to receive years after the divorce.
What Is Equitable Distribution?
As equitable distribution jurisdictions, Maryland and Washington, D.C., are more interested in achieving a fair division of property between divorcing spouses than the strictly equal division that often applies under the law of community property states. An accurate valuation of the marital estate is an essential first step in dividing it, but where you go from there depends a great deal on your specific financial circumstances. There are many factors to be considered, including your spousal support, child support and child custody agreements.
Will I Have To Go To Court?
It is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced attorney — one who can help you understand your rights and accurately value your property — on your side if you believe property division will be a contentious issue in your divorce. With the proper assistance, even couples with significant disagreements can often resolve their differences through negotiation. While negotiation is always our first strategy, you can rest assured that our attorneys are also exceptional litigators who can represent you effectively in court.
Experienced Help Resolving Your Property Dispute
Some examples of the kinds of property division problems our lawyers can help resolve:
- Identification and recovery of marital assets that have been concealed, undisclosed or improperly transferred
- Characterization problems related to the marital or separate nature of a given asset
- Asset valuation problems related to property from the marital residence and vehicles to interests in closely held businesses or investment accounts
- Division of pension benefits and retirement accounts of all kinds
- Apportionment of marital debts and liabilities
- Valuation and division of originally separate assets that have lost their separate character during the marriage
- Marital property interests affected by the terms of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
Different people face different property division problems in divorce, from basic asset protection to highly complex characterization and valuation issues. Our attorneys can guide you through the equitable distribution of your marital estate no matter how extensive or complicated it appears to be.
Discuss Your Concerns With Our Experienced Attorneys
Especially if you don't have children, property division may be the most important concern in your divorce. The assets you receive will play a crucial role in shaping your future, so it is important to work with knowledgeable lawyers who can help you get your fair share.
To learn how you can benefit from the advice of experienced Rockville property division attorneys, contact Bromberg Rosenthal LLC or call 301-251-6200.