Chappaqua and New York City, New York Property Division Lawyers
In New York, marital property is to be divided equitably between the spouses in the event of a divorce. Marital property includes all property, assets and debts that were acquired during the course of the marriage. Equitable division does not necessarily mean an equal split. Many factors are considered by the family court and can influence property division, including whether domestic abuse occurred, whether alimony is being awarded, who will have custody of the children after the divorce.
At the law firm of Grimes & Zimet, we work as a team with our clients, partnering with them to seek effective property division agreements. Using negotiated settlements, collaborative law, mediation and litigation when necessary, we are strong advocates for our clients and their contributions to the marriage.
Are you experiencing a divorce and have concerns regarding property division? Contact Grimes & Zimet to schedule your consultation with an experienced divorce lawyer.
Using various methods to reach property division agreements
At Grimes & Zimet, we strive to take a conciliatory approach whenever possible to reaching property division agreements. For some people, a collaborative divorce or mediation may be advantageous. For others, it may be necessary to proceed to trial. Our firm identifies the best possible approach to use for each client's specific situation.
Some property division cases may be more contentious than others. When necessary, our attorneys bring in professionals - business valuation experts, property appraisers, certified public accountants - to clearly assess the nature and value of the assets, property and debts. We strive to protect our clients' rights in property division cases regarding items such as the following:
- Marital homes
- Vacation homes
- Real property
- Recreational vehicles such as boats and RVs
- Bank accounts, checking accounts, stocks, bonds
- Retirement accounts, IRAs
- Family businesses
- Antiques and collectibles
- Other valuables
We strive to help you through the process of marital asset division, protecting your economic and non-economic contributions. Contact our firm today to schedule your consultation with one of our divorce lawyers in our Chappaqua or New York City office.