Divorce Attorneys in Northern Virginia Help Clients with the Division of Property and Assets
More than 10 years of experience representing clients in McLean, VA
Property division is one of the most contested issues in divorce proceedings. Since 2000, we at The Leiser Law Firm have provided clients with sound guidance and advice regarding the division of marital property and assets. Our legal team comprises seasoned trial attorneys who fight passionately for you. In Northern Virginia, our law firm has earned a reputation for providing effective representation to divorce clients from all walks of life. Additionally, our attorneys regularly assist clients in drafting marital agreements and prenuptial agreements.
What is equitable distribution?
Virginia is an equitable distribution state, so if you and your spouse cannot agree on how your marital property and assets should be divided, the court makes the decision for you. Keep in mind, however, that if your divorce is contested, the court divides your property and assets in a manner that is fair, but not necessary equal. Following are some of the factors the court considers when settling property division disputes in Northern Virginia:
- The contributions, monetary and non-monetary, of each party to the well-being of the family
- The contributions, monetary and non-monetary, of each party in the acquisition and care and maintenance of the marital property of the parties
- The duration of the marriage
- The age and physical and mental condition of the parties
- The circumstances and factors that contributed to the dissolution of the marriage
- How and when specific items of marital property were acquired
- The debts and liabilities of each spouse, the basis for such debts and liabilities, and the property that may serve as security for such debts and liabilities
- The liquid or non-liquid character of all marital property
- The tax consequences to each party
- The use or expenditure of marital property by either of the parties for a non-marital, separate purpose or the dissipation of such funds when such was done in anticipation of divorce or separation or after the last separation of the parties
- Other factors that affect a fair and equitable monetary award
How the court classifies property
The court classifies property as either separate property or marital property. Generally, separate property is anything you acquire before your marriage, and marital property is anything you obtain during your marriage. Our family law attorneys review your case and help you evaluate your marital properties. Our attorneys also assist you in proving that your separate property is indeed separate and thus not subject to property division.
Contact experienced divorce lawyers in Tysons Corner today
The Leiser Law Firm offers clients in Northern Virginia and the D.C. area cost-effective, experienced divorce counsel. If you would like to arrange a consultation to discuss your case with one of our skilled attorneys, contact us online or call 703-734-5000.