Property Division

Dividing the marital assets can be a complex and contentious matter in any divorce. Ensuring a fair and practical division under New Jersey’s equitable distribution law requires attorneys who are well-versed in the relevant legal matters and skilled at problem-solving. The divorce attorneys of Capehart Scatchard provide knowledgeable, creative and strategic representation for property division. We help clients achieve their priorities while protecting their long-term interests.

Marital Asset Division

We represent many high net worth clients, such as professionals, business owners and executives, who need sophisticated counsel to protect their financial and business interests. We also represent spouses of high earners who have a separate set of needs and challenges in assuring their fair share of the marital estate. Even when both spouses have similar incomes, property division can be complicated.

We help clients understand the total portfolio of marital assets and set goals that will put them in the most favorable position at the conclusion of divorce. Our lawyers can knowledgeably address:

  • Disposition of the marital residence
  • Other real estate
  • Separate property owned prior to marriage
  • Valuation of a business or professional practice
  • Pensions and retirement accounts
  • Stock options and investments
  • Vehicles and valuables
  • Hidden assets or undisclosed income
  • Division of marital debt
  • Spousal support/alimony
  • Prenuptial agreements

We also represent senior citizens and gay or lesbian clients who are dissolving domestic partnerships or civil unions, as well as individuals who were living with a partner but never married.

Our lawyers are attuned to the unique legal considerations these clients face in protecting their property rights. We can explain your rights and responsibilities under New Jersey laws and represent you in negotiations or contested proceedings. Even in cases of complex asset division, we pursue out-of-court solutions and avoid unnecessary litigation. However, our divorce attorneys are skilled litigators who will vigorously protect your interests in contested courtroom proceedings.

Contact our Family Law practice today to discuss your concerns regarding allocation of marital property, investments and debts.