Helping You Get What You Need From Your Marriage to Move On
Division of property is typically among the top three most contentious issues in any divorce. Whether you are arguing over retirement benefits or you are concerned about the difference between personal and marital property, our Salt Lake City lawyers can answer your property division questions and help you determine what is fair.
Utah is an equitable division state, meaning that property needs to be divided “equitably” or fairly between the two parties. While typically this ends up being a 50-50 split, it isn’t true in all cases. The attorneys of Brown Family Law have extensive experience in the determination and valuation of marital property and helping our clients receive what they need to reestablish themselves as comfortably as possible after the divorce. We can help you determine the value of what you have put into the marriage and what you need to get out of it.
Salt Lake Lawyers Handling Asset Distribution
Marital property is considered to be property, debts, and assets which were acquired during the marriage. Separate property is property, debts, and assets which each individual owned prior to the marriage, or which was inherited by or gifted to one member of the couple during the marriage. Depending on how the gift or inheritance is used, it may be considered to be “commingled” and become marital property. Other forms of marital property include any increase in value of retirement benefits, businesses, and military pensions (even if they were owned by one person before the marriage).
Our attorneys work diligently to find every asset and characterize it correctly to determine your fair share of the marital property. We also have extensive experience in valuation of property, investments, and businesses. We work with appraisers and other experts to establish the value of your marital property to ensure that you receive an equitable settlement. Our goal is to get you through this so you can get on with your life.