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Seekonk Property Division Attorneys

Dividing Property, Assets & Debt

Are you facing divorce and concerned about property division? You can rely on The Ostendorf Law Group, P.C. for sound legal advice and skilled representation. Our property division lawyers in Seekonk emphasize preparation and adapts his arguments to the nuances of each court and judge. Our goal is to help you obtain a fair order for property division.

Learn how Massachusetts property division law applies to your situation in a free consultation. Call (508) 434-4043 to schedule an appointment.

Property Division in Massachusetts

The division of money and property is one of the biggest hot-button issues in divorce, next to child custody. Divorce cases often turn contentious when it comes to who keeps certain assets or is responsible for specific debt. Massachusetts uses equitable distribution for marital property and assets. This does not mean equal distribution, but that the property is distributed in a way that the judge determines to be fair.

The steps in the process of property division include:

  • Defining assets and debts – You will need to determine the property and assets that are marital property and debts incurred during the marriage.
  • Determining the value of property – Real estate is valued according to fair market value. Other property and assets must be appraised by professionals in the industry, such as accountants, business valuators, and appraisers.
  • Equitable division of the property – The criteria that may be used by the court to determine equitable distribution may include income, employment status, custody orders, and other issues.
  • Determining responsibility for debt – Like property, marital debt will be divided between spouses. This is another contentious issue.

There are some things you should do and avoid doing to protect your assets. Many people try to conceal assets to avoid having them counted as marital property. However, this can be damaging to your case. Another mistake people make is moving out of the marital home too quickly, which can give your spouse an advantage. Do not move out until you speak with an attorney. We do recommend that you gather documentation regarding assets and debts, so we have a clear picture to present to the judge.

A Well-Developed Strategy for Your Case

Our property division lawyers in Seekonk take aggressive approaches to property division and can help you make intelligent and rational decisions to strengthen your case. We work with you to get the results you want, whether we are with you from the beginning or you need to switch counsel.

We encourage you to contact our firm at (508) 434-4043 to get the legal counsel you need in Eastern Massachusetts.

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