Fighting For You When Dividing Your Marital Estate
When you and your spouse divorce, it’s not just about who gets the car, the house or the couch. You must divide up not only all of your physical property but also your marital assets and debts.
At The Law Office of Ashley McCartney, LLC, in Atlanta, we help you define what is and is not marital property. We then work with your spouse’s lawyer on negotiations for the property and assets you feel you need to be financially stable. With more than 10 years as a family law attorney, Ashley McCartney will advocate for you and secure what is legally yours.
How The Asset Division Process Works
Georgia is an equitable distribution state, meaning your property will be divided between you and your spouse “fairly” as opposed to equally. There are many factors to consider for property division, including:
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage, including financial and homemaking contributions
- Whether one spouse supported the other during the pursuit of education
- Custody of the children
- The amount of money each spouse currently earns
We sit down with you to review your financial situation as well as that of your spouse. We look at your assets and debts to determine an equitable division of both. We consider the ways to compensate each of you for things the other wants, and we discuss the things that you want to keep and things for which you are willing to negotiate.
You Deserve Your Fair And Rightful Share
Assets accumulated during the marriage are subject to equitable distribution. They may include:
- Stock and bond investments as well as mutual funds
- Retirement accounts such as 401(k)s, 403(b)s, pensions and military retirement accounts
- A family-owned business for which we perform a valuation to determine its worth at the beginning of the marriage and at the time of the divorce
Ms. McCartney and her team will thoroughly review the assets owned by you and your spouse and give you a realistic opinion of what you can expect. We can also draft a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) to ensure you receive your share of your spouse’s assets when they mature.
Let Us Advocate For You
To schedule a consultation, call our law firm at 404-692-6263, or contact us. The Law Office of Ashley McCartney, LLC, in Atlanta, is an experienced family law attorney that will help you if you are going through a divorce. You have concerns about your finances, and we will make sure of a fair and equitable distribution of assets accumulated during your marriage.