You likely have concerns with how you and your spouse will separate your assets as your marriage is dissolved. Many things go into dividing up property during a divorce – property is not necessarily split 50-50. Legally, your property can be divided however you and your spouse see fit. If an agreement is unable to be reached, however, the court may step in and make that decision for you. “Marital property” generally refers to any property and/or assets that were accumulated during your marriage. There are exceptions to this, however, and the lawyers at the Michaud Law Group can help you determine what, if any, property owned prior to your marriage may fall into the “marital property” category. You have a right to keep property that is legally yours – be it property, heirlooms, objects, and so on – and we consider it our duty to make sure that your rights are upheld.
There are several areas that are considered when dividing property. For example, the duration of the marriage, the contributions of both spouses to the marriage and to each other’s career or education, and the best interests of minor children are all considered carefully as assets are divided. Dividing up property can often result in a tense, emotional battle between spouses, but we will work closely with you to ensure a fair and reasonable splitting of your assets. If it appears to be impossible to reach an amicable agreement with the other side, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial and to aggressively protect your legal rights.
If you suspect that your spouse is hiding assets or is not truthfully revealing his/her true earnings, do not hesitate to let our firm legally uncover the true financial status of your spouse so that your financial well-being is protected.
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