Mount Laurel Property Division Lawyer
Making Sure You Get What You Need from Your Marital Property
When a couple divorces, the idea is to ensure that each person can leave the marriage with enough to start his or her life over. The skilled divorce attorneys of Fuhrman & Edelman understand how important it is for you to get your fair share in property division. We have practiced matrimonial and divorce law in Mount Laurel and all over South Jersey for many years and we have a good idea of how local judges will decide your case. We can protect your interests so you are treated fairly and have the resources you need to move forward after your divorce.
Reach out to us by scheduling a free consultation with our Mount Laurel property division lawyers at (856) 288-2772!
Is New jersey a community property state?
No, New Jersey is an equitable distribution state, which means your marital property is divided "equitably" between you. While in most cases this means equally, that is not always the case.
The courts will attempt to divide marital property as fairly as possible between the divorcing spouses. It's very important to have a Mount Laurel property division attorney by your side to help you understand this process.
Who Gets What in the Marital Property?
When you divorce, a portion of your marital property goes to each of you. Marital property is considered anything that the two of you acquired during your marriage regardless of whose name it is in. You may keep any separate property you brought into the marriage, which means anything you owned prior to getting married. A portion of that property, however, may be considered marital, depending on whether it was commingled or if there was a substantial increase in its value.
Larger items, like your house or retirement accounts, may need to be split between you, depending on their value, each of your needs, and the amount of your marital debt—which also must be shared between you. Our property division attorneys in Mount Laurel can explain how qualified domestic relations orders or QDRO are used to ensure that the marital value of any retirement assets are divided when they mature.
We Can Advocate Your Interests In & Out of Court
We always recommend that couples decide how to divide their lives instead of letting the courts do it for them. If you and your spouse can compromise and come to an agreement on your own, you are much more likely to be content with what you received. A judge cannot understand your lives and how the division of property may affect your future.
If you and your spouse are unable to agree on how to divide your marital property, our Mount Laurel divorce attorneys will aggressively represent your interests in court. We explain all of your options and their potential outcomes, as well as advise you on your best choices. Ultimately, the decision on how to proceed is yours.
We can help you determine how to divide your property fairly! Schedule a free consultation with our Mount Laurel property division lawyers at (856) 288-2772!