No two property division plans are exactly alike. In order to come up with a property division plan that accurately reflects your current financial situation, you want a lawyer who will take a hands-on approach and carefully examine your options.
At the offices of Douglas Cohn Attorney at Law, we will provide you with the comprehensive counsel you need to come up with the best possible plan. As a former family law judge, Bethesda property division attorney Douglas Cohn understands the wide range of factors the court will consider in these cases. He also understands your personal property rights.
Representing And Protecting Your Best Interests In Equitable Distribution
The courts of Maryland and Washington, D.C., both divide marital property and debts according to equitable distribution. They are not community property states. "Equitable" may not necessarily mean "equal." The court takes many factors into consideration, including, but not limited to, length of the marriage, education level of the parties, health of the parties and time needed for vocational retraining by an individual.
While all people focus on their assets in divorce, it is equally important to focus on debts. Debt is a major factor in any property distribution settlement and alimony award. All people bring some assets and debts into a marriage, while other assets and debts are acquired during the marriage.
Determining marital assets must be done on a case-by-case basis. We have the experience and resources to handle complex financial matters, including business valuation in order to determine your marital assets, including: