Fairly Dividing Assets And Debts In Divorce
Financial issues are often hotly contested during the divorce process. Pennsylvania is an equitable property division state, which means that assets acquired during the marriage are divided fairly between the spouses.
If you have assets that you would like to protect, it is imperative you work with a knowledgeable attorney who understands the legal process and how to overcome complexities that may arise. At Graff & Associates, LLC, we have the knowledge necessary to provide an objective opinion while protecting your property interests.
Call our offices in Jenkintown and Philadelphia to discuss your Pennsylvania divorce with one of our skilled lawyers. We also encourage you to learn about what to expect in the first consultation with our attorneys.
Dividing 401(k)s, Real Estate And More
There are many challenges that may arise during division of property, including determining what property was acquired during the marriage and how it should be divided. Property can include many things. Real estate or cars, investments, retirement accounts and savings must all be divided fairly.
Many Pennsylvania divorces involve complex assets, including:
- Investment properties and time shares
- Stock portfolios
- Family-owned businesses
- Valuable collections
- Retirement accounts and savings
Let us put our decades of experience to work for you, helping you protect your rightful share of the marital assets.
Creating Property Settlement Agreements
Each family is different, and each has unique concerns during the divorce process. We can help you negotiate a fair property settlement agreement with your spouse. Mediation can often be a useful tool for resolving property disputes. Families who engage in mediation are more likely to report satisfaction in the final outcome. Further, they have more to divide because they spend less money fighting in court.
However, mediation is not right in every case. Sometimes, aggressive court action is needed to achieve the best possible results — especially if a spouse is being unreasonable. When necessary, our attorneys take divorce to trial so that a judge can fairly assess and divide marital property.
When necessary, our lawyers partner with highly regarded experts, including appraisers and experts in asset valuation who can testify on your behalf. We work with these experts to thoroughly prepare evidence and prove your case to Pennsylvania family court judges.