Help With Complex Marital Property Settlements

Most divorces are settled out of court, but occasionally neither side is able to agree on a fair and equitable plan, particularly when the parties have significant marital and non-marital property to divide. In these cases, it is necessary to fight for your rights in court, and it helps to have an experienced family law attorney on your side. Whether you want to work towards a settlement or litigate your dispute, attorney Dawn Green will work to protect the rights of you and your family.

We aggressively protect your best interests in complex property matters

At Green & Weinstein, PC, attorneys Green and Weinstein work with a broad range of independent professionals who provide expert advice in the complex financial areas of hidden assets, business valuation and security accounts. When it comes to dividing financial assets, some parties in a divorce have no intention of playing fair. Make sure your rights are protected. Attorneys Dawn Green and Charlotte Weinstein offer the experience and resources needed to help you with the complex issues involved with the division of marital property.

We have experience handling complex marital property agreements including:

  • Pension valuations
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDRO)
  • Business asset valuation
  • Hidden financial assets
  • Real estate property valuation
  • Deferred compensation

In addition, attorneys Green & Weinstein provide vigorous representation for individuals who are involved in matters relating to pre-nuptial agreements and spousal support modifications.

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Contact us to learn more about how attorneys Dawn Green and Charlotte Weinstein can help you fight to protect your rights.

There are two different classifications of property at issue in divorce law -- marital property and non-marital property.

Non-marital Property is property that was accumulated prior to the marriage, by gift or inheritance so long as it has not been titled jointly or gifted to the other spouse. A spouse claiming that property is not marital, and therefore not subject to division, must provide strict proof that it belongs solely to that spouse.

Marital Property is all property that was accumulated during the marriage and not through a gift or inheritance.

Once the Court determines which property owned by the parties is marital and the value of that property, the Court determines who is entitled to what share of the marital property. In doing so, the Court takes into account the following:

  • The contributions, monetary and non-monetary, of each party to the well-being of the family
  • The value of all of the property interests of each spouse
  • The economic circumstances of each spouse at the time the award is made
  • The facts which contributed to the estrangement of the parties
  • The duration of the marriage
  • The age, physical and mental condition of the parties
  • The effort expended by each party in accumulating the marital property
  • Such other factors as the court deems necessary or appropriate to consider in order to arrive at a fair and equitable monetary award.