Divorce and Property

There is more to divorce than just termination of the marriage. It will affect the division of property that were acquired by the spouses during the marriage. While property acquired by the spouses before the marriage will continue to remain with the respective spouses, almost all of the properties and assets acquired by the spouses after the marriage will be divided in the event of a divorce. This section provides information and resources about the division of property in the event of a divorce including how divorce can affect shared debts, locating hidden assets, family home, insurance policies, etc.

  • Inheritance and Divorce : An overview of how inherited money and property are treated in divorce. While inheritances usually aren’t subject to equitable distribution in divorce, there are certain exceptions depending on state law.
  • Sample Property Settlement Agreement : Settling a property dispute can allow you avoid a lengthy court battle and save a substantial amount of time and money. This sample form will give you an idea of what a property settlement agreement looks like.
  • Issues to Discuss with Your Lawyer : A checklist of important divorce-related issues you should discuss with your attorney. This list should help you avoid missing critical issues, like those related to child custody, property, and spousal support.

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