Dividing Property In A Fair Manner

Dividing property during a divorce isn't only about who gets the dining room set or who gets the big screen TV.

It also includes life insurance policies, brokerage accounts, retirement benefits and all other assets that can be considered marital assets subject to division.

Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., with offices in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland, represents clients in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C., in matters relating to divorce and property division. We can help you to keep the assets that are yours and to obtain those that you care about most — whether through negotiation or in-court litigation.

Call us today at 800-724-1621 or 301-850-2470 to learn more.

'Equitable Distribution' In Maryland Is Not Necessarily Equal

Maryland is an equitable distribution state. This means that if divorcing spouses cannot agree on settlement terms, the divorce court will divide their marital assets for them.

This division is required to be equitable, but this does not mean it must be equal. Maryland courts have the latitude to consider several factors when deciding what parts of the marital estate should go to whom.

These factors can include each spouse's:

  • Financial situation and prospects
  • Assets and property acquired within the marriage
  • Monetary and nonmonetary contributions to the marriage
  • Age and health
  • Marriage length
  • Misconduct that may have led to the divorce
  • Amount of alimony awarded

By retaining one of our experienced Greenbelt divorce and property division attorneys, you can be assured of losing none of your rights in a divorce. We will work to maximize your returns so that you can move onto the next phase of your life with the assets and property you need.

Protect Your Assets And Your Future. Contact Our Divorce Lawyers Today.

Contact us online or by telephone at 800-724-1621 or 301-850-2470 to discuss your options. Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., maintains offices in Greenbelt and Columbia, Maryland.