Protection At All Steps Of Asset And Property Division
The division of assets is one of the biggest questions you will face in your divorce. It is an immensely complex challenge that requires the help of a trustworthy and reputable attorney. When you need someone to assist and guide you, you can turn to James E. Kleinbaum.
Since 1994, he has provided legal counsel of outstanding quality, reliability and compassion to clients in Chatham and the surrounding metro area. You can rely on him at James Kleinbaum Attorney At Law P.C., to explain your options and help you seek an equitable division arrangement.
How Does New York Divide Marital Assets?
New York is an equitable division state. Under its divorce laws, the court must divide all marital assets equitably between spouses. This does not necessarily mean 50-50, though. When issuing an asset division arrangement, the judge may consider factors such as:
- The length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s separate assets
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marital assets
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage as a homemaker
- Whether one spouse pursued advanced vocational training while the other supported them financially
- Child support or alimony obligations
This gives the court a great deal of leeway. You stand to lose substantial assets without the advocacy of a family law attorney who understands how to protect your rights.
Always Prioritizing Your Best Interests
Mr. Kleinbaum is a strong litigator who has secured favorable property division orders for dozens of clients. As an experienced negotiator, he also frequently helps clients avoid court, reduce their expenses and work out a solution amicably through mediation or private discussions. He can help you determine the approach that promises the best chance of achieving your goals regarding assets and debts.
Talk To A Divorce Lawyer About Your Rights And Options
Ending a marriage is never easy, but you do not have to go through it alone. You can have James E. Kleinbaum on your side. To schedule an initial consultation, please contact us at 888-SPEEDTX or send us an email.