What should I know about equitable distribution?

When a couple files for divorce, they will have to discuss a variety of factors and answer some difficult questions about their future. These questions may include which person will have primary custody of the child, whether or not one of the spouses will receive support payments, and how all of the marital property will be divided between the spouses. Marital property includes anything that was purchased during the course of the marriage. Depending on how long the couple was married, they have likely acquired a number of assets. These assets may include a home, a car, all of the furniture in the home, and any other property that the couple may have acquired over the years.

One of the most important things to know about equitable distribution is that equitable means fair, not equal, which many people have a difficult time grasping. You may end up with 40-percent of the property and your spouse may get the remaining 60-percent. It all depends on how your case goes and the work of the attorney you have hired. Going through a divorce can be a stressful and emotional time period for many people. It is important for you to have an attorney with years of experience that you can trust will do everything they can to help you walk away with the marital property, the custody arrangement, the support agreements that you desire, and to make the divorce proceed as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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