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Strong Legal Representation When You’re Dividing Marital Property

Fair does not always mean equal. That is especially true in divorce cases. For most families, it is not reasonable to place specific dollar amounts on all property (physical or financial assets and liabilities) and split things exactly down the middle.

Certain assets may be more valuable to one party or another. Some couples may want to sell the family home, while others may have one party who wants to keep it. The court system emphasizes equitable division of marital assets rather than equal division. At Brazil Law Office PLLC, in Fargo, North Dakota, I can help you pursue property division agreements that let you walk away from your divorce feeling like what you got is fair.

This is rarely easy, particularly in divorce cases involving complex assets like family-owned businesses, stock options or retirement benefits. It can also be complicated by liability issues like shared debts, health insurance needs (for children or spouses with special needs) or disputes about education (i.e., whether or not a child should attend private school and who should pay for it).

Will You And Your Spouse Have To Sell Every Purchase You Made Together?

This is typically up to you, your spouse and the unique assets you hold. For example, if you want to keep your family home but cannot reasonably pay for its continued upkeep, property taxes and related expenses, you may need to sell. If both of you want to keep it and pay for it independently, you may need to negotiate how one party could be bought out of the asset.

Do you have more property division questions you want answered? Check out my firm’s divorce FAQ page and scroll down to the property division section.

When Collaboration Might Be An Appropriate Approach

Through it all, a collaborative approach may yield more favorable results than handing over decision-making to a judge in court. As a Qualified Neutral Mediator, I have the experience and skill to guide you and your spouse through mediation. This can help you keep your costs down and allow you and your spouse to control decision-making.

When Collaboration Might Not Be An Appropriate Approach

Not all cases allow for mediation or alternative dispute resolution options. Sometimes, we have to go to court. At that point, my job as your lawyer is to represent your interests and tenaciously advocate for them before a family law judge. I will work with you personally through every stage of the legal process to ensure your voice is heard. I want to understand your goals and what you need so we can develop a strong plan of action to achieve your goals legally.

Learn More About How I Can Help

Property division matters can be some of the most complex when you’re going through a divorce. Based on your circumstances, I can offer sound and knowledgeable advice on how to proceed. Contact our office online or by telephone at 701-297-2298. I take cases in both North Dakota and Minnesota.