One of the most contentious aspects of many divorce proceedings is the division of assets and debts. As an equitable distribution state, Alabama law requires all marital assets and debts be divided fairly, which does not necessarily mean a 50/50 split. Obtaining a fair property division settlement can be very difficult, and it is important you seek the advice of an experienced property division attorney in Birmingham.
At The Rose Law Firm, LLC, we represent clients in all types of property division matters, including complex high-asset estates. Under the law, the marital estate consists of all assets and debts that were acquired during your marriage. Any asset or debt either spouse acquired prior to the marriage is considered to be separate property and will not be included as part of the property division.
Diligently Seeking A Fair Property Settlement For Every Client
The first step in any property division proceeding is determining which assets are separate property and which ones should be included in the marital estate. We will work closely with you to understand which assets are your separate property and work to ensure they are left out of the marital estate.
If there is a dispute over whether one of your personal assets should be included in the marital estate, we will pursue every available option in an effort to protect your rights. Many property division disputes involve the commingling of assets where one spouse's separate property becomes mixed in with the marital property. If you own a house, for example, and your spouse moves in, shares the mortgage payments and makes improvements to the house, it could be considered marital property even though only your name is on the title.
In every case, our only goal is to see you receive the best property settlement available based on the facts of your case. We will fight to protect your personal property rights and do everything we can to see you receive a fair share of the marital estate.
Contact Our Hoover Property Division Law Firm
Contact our office today to schedule an appointment with a lawyer about your property division concerns. We offer a free, in-person consultation to all new clients. You can reach us by phone at 205-208-7560 or toll free at 800-229-9859. You can reach someone 24/7 to schedule an appointment. You may also contact us via email.