South Jersey Equitable Distribution Lawyer
Helping Clients Protect What They Have Earned
New Jersey courts use the system of equitable distribution when dividing marital property in a divorce proceeding. Marital property includes all assets and debts acquired during the marriage, regardless of whose name appears on the title to the property.
I am South Jersey equitable distribution attorney Lois Garber Schwartz, and I have extensive experience helping clients develop creative solutions to difficult property division problems. For example, I frequently help clients take control of the equitable distribution process by negotiating or mediating property division issues outside of the courtroom; this way spouses can divide their property in the manner they see fit.
If you and your spouse are unable to agree to an out-of-court division of property, I will aggressively and thoughtfully represent your interests at trial. With more than 30 years of experience, I have litigated numerous equitable distribution cases and established an impressive record of success.
Contact me, a Cherry Hill divorce lawyer, online or call 856-375-8989 to schedule a confidential consultation.
Fighting To Keep Your Standard Of Living
Equitable property division during a divorce can be extremely complex if the parties share extensive assets such as stock portfolios, retirement assets, savings plans, pension benefits, real estate holdings or a family business.
It is important to know that equitable property distribution does not always mean “equal” division — it means “fair” division. New Jersey courts consider a number of factors in determining fair property division, including:
- The duration of the marriage
- The standard of living established during the marriage
- The need for the primary custodial parent to remain living in the family home
- The income and earning capacity of the parties
- The contributions of each spouse to the education, training or earning power of the other
- Tax implications to the parties
In limited situations, assets acquired during marriage may be exempt from equitable distribution at the time of divorce. An exemption may apply where an inheritance or gift is received by one spouse and is not commingled with the marital assets during the marriage. It may also apply where the parties have signed a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement.
Contact a Camden County Marital Asset Division Attorney
I handle all divorce matters through intelligent advocacy and compassionate client service. Contact me, a South Jersey equitable distribution lawyer, online or call 856-375-8989 to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.