South Central Pennsylvania Equitable Distribution Attorney
Property Division Lawyer in Cumberland, Dauphin, York, Adams and Perry Counties
One of the most important aspects of your divorce is the fair division of your marital property, assets and debts. The division of marital assets and debts in Pennsylvania is a three step process known as Equitable Distribution. The first step is to determine the value of your marital estate (in other words, what assets and debts have you accumulated during your marriage). The second step is to determine what percentage of the marital estate you should receive and what percentage of the marital estate your spouse should receive. The final step is to determine how to accomplish that division. Common to the division of marital property are questions like: Who gets the house? Does everything get sold and divided between us? If property is in my name alone, is it still marital? What is marital property and what isn’t? How will I make sure I am protected? It is critical to protect yourself in this regard from the moment you know that you will be divorcing. Decisions made early in your case can have serious and long lasting impact and consequences. At Colgan & Associates, LLC, one of our family law attorneys will provide experienced counsel and knowledgeable advice in the area of divorce and property distribution in Pennsylvania.
Regardless of your choice of divorce process (Mediation, Collaborative or Litigation), call an experienced divorce attorney at our firm. We have years of experience handling all types of divorce cases across Pennsylvania.
Equitable Distribution Lawyer
It is important to understand the difference between marital property (divisible in a divorce) and non-marital property (will not be split between the two parties). If the property in question falls into the following categories, it is generally considered non-marital and will not be considered in the divorce:
- Gift (not from one spouse to the other)
- Protected by a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
- Owned, held or received prior to the marriage (must not have become commingled)
We have experience handling Equitable Distribution in divorces across all of Central Pennsylvania including Camp Hill, Carlisle, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, York, Cumberland County, Dauphin County, York County, Adams County and Perry County.
Contact an Equitable Distribution Attorney from our firm if you have questions concerning your property distribution. Phone consultations are conducted at no charge to you.