Aside from child custody issues, the division of marital property is the most contested aspect of a divorce. Couples are forced to divide money, belongings, and property that were acquired during the marriage, and emotions around this run high. As Virginia Beach marital property lawyers, we understand how stressful it can be attempting to divide the pieces of your life during a divorce. Your attorney will aggressively fight to win you a fair resolution, so that you may move on with your life in the best position possible.
Marital property division attorneys in Virginia
Marital property laws can be complicated, and people going through a divorce may feel blindsided once they find out how the laws work. If either property or debt is acquired during a marriage, it is likely to part of your case’s property division. It does not matter if only one spouse’s name is attached to the purchase or debt, if one of the spouses was unaware of the property or debt, or if the couple were living apart at the time (unless they had a separation agreement). The only potential exceptions to the these rules are gifts and inheritances, although these too may be considered marital property if they are “co-mingled” with other marital assets. Belongings, property, or debt that is acquired prior to marriage is typically considered separate property, however, any interest or fluctuation in value that occurs during the marriage may be considered part of the marital property. Hiring an experienced Virginia Beach family law attorney can make the difference between winning and losing significant assets, money, and protecting yourself from being responsible for another party’s debt. Your financial future is too important to trust an inexperienced firm. Contact us online or by email today (757) 422-4646. We also service Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, as well as the surrounding counties of Northampton, Isle of Wight, York, and James City.
Lawyers protecting marital property rights in Virginia Beach
Our attorneys at Garrett Law Group, PLC will take immediate action to ensure that your rights are fully protected and that your financial future is secure. At the beginning of your case we will file an injunction with the Court, ensuring that the other party cannot hide, sell, or spend marital assets until the case has been resolved. You will have the assurance that your marital property will be protected throughout the duration of the case. If necessary, our attorneys will file a motion requesting the temporary usage of certain marital assets, such as the marital home, ensuring that you will not have to worry about being forced out of your home while trial is pending. We work quickly and efficiently to identify what property is part of the marriage, what property is separate, and what a fair settlement should be. We are always available for questions, and invite you to call us 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us today to speak with J.D. Garrett.