Financial issues are some of the most highly contested aspects of any divorce. At The Law Office of Julia M. Pendleton, we help our clients look beyond the immediate issues and consider the long-term effects of distributing debts, retirement benefits, investments, and other property and assets.
Navigating Property Division And Finding Alternative Resolutions
Dividing marital property can be a contentious undertaking, especially if one or both spouses refuse to make compromises. If amicable agreements cannot be reached, couples face the risk of having their assets divided by the courts. Although the courts will consider a variety of factors before making a final decision, the courts are not privy to the emotional attachment many people place on the family home or other assets. This is why we look for alternative methods, such as mediation or arbitration, to ensure both parties reach an agreement that protects their individual interests.
Whether you have been married for many years or only a few months, it’s important to work with an experienced lawyer who can help you understand what you are entitled to receive when going through the discovery and distribution process. Some of the most common issues we see include:
- Identifying marital and non-marital property
- Interpreting existing marriage or divorce agreements
- Identifying and dividing shared debts
- Retirement benefits, pensions and investments
- Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)
- The division or sale of a closely held business or professional practice
- The division or sale of the family home and other real estate
We can explain the benefits and drawbacks of litigation and the opportunities for pursuing alternative dispute resolution methods during asset distribution. Ultimately, we will work with you to ensure we take appropriate steps that accomplish your goals.
Reach Out To Us And Speak With An Experienced Family Law Attorney To Protect Your Property And Assets
Located in Greensboro and representing clients throughout North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad, we are accessible, responsive, and ready to help you and your family through all aspects of your family law issue. Call us at 336-355-8796 or send us an email via our online contact form.