Who Gets The Dog?
After divorce, the property settlement — which is either agreed to by the parties or ordered by the court — sets the groundwork for your financial life. It is important to make sure your rights and interests are protected at every stage.
The experienced family law attorneys at Clark Law PLLC will explain what constitutes the “marital estate” and how assets can be valuated and divided. We are also well-versed in handling prenuptial agreements, assets that predate the marriage and inheritances in a fair and equitable manner. We are knowledgeable about all kinds of issues – from your home to a family business to the family dog.
Equitable Distribution In New Hampshire
New Hampshire is an “equitable distribution” state, which means that marital assets must be divided between divorcing spouses in a way that is equitable, or fair. Equitable does not mean equal; a 50/50 split is not always fair. If your spouse’s conduct before the divorce or other factors make an unequal division of assets appropriate, you may be able to pursue a greater share of the marital estate. We can help you pursue your fair share in court or in negotiations.
If you and your spouse share marital debt, our lawyers can also help you explore the potential impact of a short sale, foreclosure or bankruptcy on the division of the marital estate and allocation of debt responsibility.
Your marital debt will also be subject to equitable division. Filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy before or after divorce may be your best option for a sound financial future.
Contact Our Experienced Property Division Attorneys
To learn more and begin protecting your property rights in divorce, we encourage you to contact us and arrange a free initial consultation at our office in Manchester, New Hampshire. Please send us an email or call +1-603-473-4338.