Property Division Lawyer Protecting Your Rights
After issues involving children, the division of assets and debts is often the most important issue for a divorcing couple. The property division process is critical because a party’s post-divorce quality of life is at stake. With the help of an experienced property division attorney, you can protect your rights to marital and nonmarital property to ensure that you and your children have a secure future.
At The Law Offices of Judith A. Wayne & Associates. Wayne, we provide comprehensive divorce representation to Massachusetts couples, including same-sex couples. Led by attorney Judith Wayne, we have more than 30 years of experience helping Massachusetts families through difficult times, and doing so as efficiently and positively as possible. We are deeply familiar with Massachusetts property division laws and will work with those laws to achieve a fair outcome for you.
To arrange an initial consultation with a skilled property division attorney, please call 781-691-9104 or contact our law firm online. We are the only divorce law firm with offices in Marblehead, and represent people throughout the North Shore and the Boston area. We also represent clients as far west as Pittsfield and as far east as Cape Cod and the Islands.
Understanding Massachusetts Property Division Laws
Our state uses a system known as “equitable distribution” to divide marital property. Essentially, all marital assets, no matter which party’s name is on the title, are gathered and divided by the court. It is important to remember that “equitable” may not mean 50-50. For example, if one spouse has substantially more earning power than the other, the less well-off spouse may get more property in the divorce.
Assets you owned before getting married and gifts or inheritance you received during marriage are likely to remain your own after divorce, but they may actually become part of the marital estate. This is a complex legal phenomenon that requires close analysis of your family’s finances. You can rely on us to give you a thorough, reasoned opinion about what property is subject to division and what is not.
Representation Tailored to You
We understand that every client and his or her situation is unique, so we take the time to sit down with every client to understand what is important to him or her. By developing a relationship with each client, we are better able to negotiate or litigate to achieve specific goals.
The list of items subject to division includes things like:
- Real estate, including primary residence, second homes and cabins
- Retirement assets, including pensions, 401(k) accounts, IRAs and stock options
- Stocks and bank accounts
- Family businesses
- Marital debts
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