Equitable Distribution & Divorce Settlement: How It Works

Equitable Distribution entails the division of marital property and marital assets in divorce. Marital property rights are not necessarily equal and assets are not divided evenly between the parties, but “equitably” (or “fairly”), based on a variety of factors, including the length of the parties’ marriage, the parties’ separate assets and earning abilities, custody of the parties’ children (if any), as well as other relevant factors.

Parties to a divorce are not only faced with the emotional stress of separating from their spouse, but also most often with the potentially financially devastating process of dividing marital property. As a result, it is critical from the outset of a divorce to secure experienced legal representation to ensure all marital and non-marital property is properly identified, valued and preserved for equitable distribution, and that your case is presented in the best possible light, whether in court or in the process of negotiating a property settlement agreement.

With decades of experience in equitable distribution and marital law and divorce matters in Bucks County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County, PA, the attorneys at Cooley & Handy are especially knowledgeable about the continuously evolving laws and procedures that impact the divorce process and, in particular, the process of equitable distribution. Our lawyers are driven and determined to achieve positive results for our clients.

Pennsylvania Equitable Distribution Law Will Affect Your Divorce Settlement.

Our In-Depth Knowledge of the Law Can Help You Achieve a Favorable Outcome.

If you are considering a divorce, or have become aware that your spouse is considering divorce, contact our office as soon as possible for a consultation. Steps taken early in the process can often have a significant impact on the outcome of a case.

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