Guiding Southern Indiana Families Through Property Division During Divorce

Whether you and your spouse co-own a business, run a family farm or still make mortgage payments on your home, when going through a divorce, the process of dividing property and assets can be one of the most challenging aspects of any separation.

At Fifer Law Office, we know firsthand how contentious divorce proceedings can become, particularly when uncovering and dividing property and other marital assets. As your attorneys, we will explain the equitable division process, the factors the courts consider when ruling on property, and will help you reach an agreement with your spouse or advocate should litigation be avoidable.

Equitable Does Not Mean Fair

Although Indiana is an equitable distribution state, that doesn't mean marital property is divided down the middle and distributed to both parties. There are numerous factors the courts take into consideration such as the financial contributions both parties made to the relationship; the conduct of the parties during the marriage; past, present and future earning abilities of both parties; and which party will take primary responsibility for any dependent children.

During the initial stages of a divorce, many people focus on the obvious items, including cars, the family home or furniture. However, interests in a closely held business, farm or other property, retirement accounts, investments, debts and pensions all come into play. Our attorneys can help you discover, valuate and divide these items. If you and your spouse can reach an amicable arrangement you can save considerable time, money and stress by avoiding drawn-out litigation.

As a team of proven trial lawyers, we will outline the advantages and disadvantages of various strategies, outline your options in plain, simple language, and work with you during and after your divorce is completed.

The Legal Resources You Need To Protect What's Important To You

At Fifer Law Office, it's our job to help you protect what's most important to you. When faced with a divorce and the division of your marital assets, contact us and schedule a consultation at our New Albany or Jeffersonville, Indiana, law offices. You can reach us at 812-949-2529 or by submitting our online contact formWe work with clients throughout the region, including those in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington Counties.