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Keeping Your Share In Your Divorce

Last updated on September 30, 2022

One of the more important issues that must be addressed when spouses separate is the division of property. Because spouses have spent their time and money on providing for their families, this issue can quickly become the most important for most married couples. To protect your best interests, you need the help of a skilled North Carolina attorney.

At Shane Kennedy Law, you can get the representation you need to protect your best interests in your divorce. When the outcome of your asset division can define the quality of your life for years to come, it is only right that you do everything possible to protect your future, and we want to help you do it.

What Is Yours In Your Divorce

It can be hard to know what is rightfully yours in your divorce. When it comes to asset division, there are two types of property and assets: shared and separate. Shared assets are anything that the couple acquired during the course of their marriage, including real estate, retirement accounts and finances. Separate assets are often considered as the assets each spouse had before the marriage, and gifts and inheritance that went to only one spouse during the marriage.

Our goal as your legal representation is to help you keep your fair share of shared assets, and all of your separate assets. Negotiating is often the fastest and simplest way to reach a property division’s agreement, which is usually our first method of settling things. However, if negotiations cannot yield the outcome you deserve in your case, we are prepared to fight for you in court through litigation.

Answering Your Questions

We know that our clients often have many questions about their asset division process. To help you get the answers you are looking for, we have taken the time to answer some of the most common questions we get here:

How does our state divide assets?

North Carolina uses equitable distribution to split assets in a divorce. This process divides all shared assets and debts in a 50/50 manner, but it is possible to rebut this option with the help of an attorney.

How can I guarantee a 50/50 split?

To help ensure you are getting your fair share in your divorce, make sure you have as much documentation as possible to prove the total assets of your marriage. Bank statements, titles to property, and retirement account information can all help you establish what portion of the assets belongs to you.

Is it possible to avoid an equitable distribution?

There are options that can keep you from dividing your estate according to equitable distribution. If you have a property settlement agreement or attempt to settle things outside of court, you may be able to divide your assets on your own terms.

Get The Representation You Can Depend On

When a spouse tries to represent themselves in their divorce, they risk giving up more than they have to in their divorce. Let our legal skills be your shield to protect your best interests. Schedule your initial consultation by calling us at 910-296-1250 or email us here. Now is the best time to reach out to us, so act today.