We Can Help Make Sure Your Property Division Is Favorable
Whether you and your spouse co-own a business, run a family farm or still make mortgage payments on your home, the process of dividing property and assets when going through a divorce can be one of the most challenging aspects of any separation. Indeed, proposed property settlements that are described by your spouse as “equitable” are often anything but. For your own well-being, it’s imperative — especially in a seemingly amicable divorce — to have an experienced divorce attorney make sure you’re not giving up more than you need to and that you’re not receiving far less than you should.
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 family law attorneys, we will explain the equitable division process and the factors the courts consider when ruling on property, and we will help you reach an agreement with your spouse or advocate for you should litigation be unavoidable. Since 1988, we’ve been providing strong legal representation for life’s toughest moments.
Beware: Equitable Does Not Necessarily Mean Favorable
Although Indiana is an equitable distribution state, that doesn’t mean marital property is divided down the middle and distributed equally to both parties. Courts take numerous factors into consideration when dividing property 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
- 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 and furniture. However, interests in a closely held business, farm or other entity, as well as retirement accounts, investments, debts and pensions all come into play. At Fifer Law Office, our experienced family law attorneys can help you identify, valuate and divide these items.
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. 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.
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 office. You can reach us by calling 812-949-2529 or filling out our online contact form. We work with clients throughout the region, including those in Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Crawford, Scott and Washington counties.