Equitable Distribution Attorney
Northern Virginia Divorce Lawyers
In Virginia, the divorce court will apply equitable distribution to divide
property and allocate debt in the event of a divorce. Equitable distribution
does not necessarily mean that a judge will simply divide the parties'
property in half. Rather, a court will look to when and how property was
acquired and classify property as marital, separate, or part marital/part
separate ("hybrid"), and divide the marital components of that property.
In determining how to fairly divide the marital property, and allocate
the marital debt, the court is required to consider certain enumerated
factors. Some of these factors include monetary and non-monetary contributions,
the duration of the marriage, the circumstances and factors which contributed
to the dissolution of the marriage, the liquid or non-liquid character
of marital property and tax consequences. Understanding how property is
classified, and the way these factors can best be utilized in an individual
case, requires experience and comfort with the intricacies of Virginia's
complex equitable distribution statute and related case law.
Contact a Northern Virginia Equitable Distribution Lawyer
If you have a divorce case which will involve the equitable distribution
of property, you will be best served by having a
divorce attorney with significant experience in Virginia's law and courts to represent
you. When you retain our firm you will be derive the benefit of being
represented by a seasoned attorney from a team with numerous decades of
combined experience. For over 40 years, the attorneys of ShounBach have
consistently provided divorcing residents of Northern Virginia with quality
legal services, and have handled literally thousands of cases involving
equitable distribution of property.
As one of the largest firms in Virginia which practices exclusively family
law, our services are sought by many. Our reputation is reflected by the
high peer review ratings we have received in Martindale-Hubbell® and
US News and World Report; and several of our attorneys have been individually
recognized in publications such as Super Lawyers®, Best Lawyers in
America®, Washingtonian Magazine, The Washington Post, and Northern
Virginia Magazine. We believe that we offer our clients unique services
and quality representation that will allow them to successfully navigate
the divorce and equitable distribution process.
To learn more,
contact a Northern Virginia equitable distribution lawyer from our firm today.