Protecting your best interests during a divorce can help ensure that you come away from the situation with the property and assets you deserve. SIEGELLAW offers a comprehensive division of property representation that will look at how decisions regarding property distribution will impact you going forward.
We understand the importance of retrieving your property and assets, especially if you did not sign a prenuptial agreement before entering the marriage. Let us help you fight for what is yours and grant you peace of mind knowing you are in the hands of experienced Maryland family law attorneys.
Dividing Marital Assets Between Parties
The division of a marital estate has the potential to engender deep conflict between the parties. This is especially true when substantial property or assets are part of the equation.
When complex marital estates need to be divided, you need to do everything within your power to ensure that your best interests are well-protected by retaining an attorney with vast experience in difficult and complex issues of assets. It is also important to understand what property is subject to division by a court of law and what is not.
What Is Subject To Division?
There are plenty of complex marital assets that are subject to division. Any purchased real estate, including homes, vacation homes, commercial properties, and investment properties can be divided between former spouses. Investments such as pensions, retirement accounts, and other financial assets can be distributed if both parties are listed as beneficiaries. If the former spouses own a business together, shares of the company can also be divided.
What Is Not Subject To Division?
While many assets can be divided between parties, there are some assets acquired during the marriage that does not qualify for a division of property under Maryland law. Certain exceptions include gifts received from third parties, inheritance from family members or in-laws, and property or assets owned before the marriage. If there was a prenuptial or post-marital agreement, the property listed in the agreement may not be able to be re-divided.
How A Family Law Attorney Can Help Your Case
Seeking legal representation for your division of property case will not only increase your likelihood of retaining your assets but also ensure that you get as much distribution of shared assets as possible. A family law attorney can help you determine what assets should be included during the division of property, and even fight to help you include or remove a particular asset from the division.
A major issue in many complex property division cases is the hiding of assets. If you believe that your spouse has hidden assets, the attorneys at SIEGELLAW are skilled at conducting investigations that uncover hidden assets and property, which may include the involvement of a forensic accountant or other financial professionals. We will work tirelessly to ensure that all property and assets are transparent between parties and that no assets are being hidden from the court.
Reach Out To A Maryland Family Law Attorney
When a complex marital estate must be divided, you need to take steps to ensure that your rights and future are well-protected. The Maryland family law attorneys at SIEGELLAW have the years of experience required to manage your case and provide the greatest possible outcome.