Experienced Guidance Dividing Marital Assets
The division of property is often one of the most contentious issues in divorce. Both spouses make their own financial and nonfinancial contributions to a marriage, and it is important to work with a knowledgeable divorce attorney to be sure you receive a fair share of marital assets.
At Coots, Henke & Wheeler, P.C., our attorneys have been serving individuals and families in Carmel and greater Indianapolis since 1978.
Dividing Property In An Indiana Divorce
Indiana is an “equitable distribution” state when it comes to property division during divorce. This means that, if the parties cannot reach an agreement on property division, the court will divide property in a way that is equitable. It is important to note that “equitable” does not mean the same thing as “equal;” rather than a 50/50 split, the court will strive to divide assets in a way that is fair to both spouses, considering factors like:
- The length of the marriage
- Each spouse’s level and sources of income
- The reason for the divorce
- Each spouse’s ability to be employed or earn income in the future
- The types and amounts of property in the marital estate
We draw on extensive experience to identify all marital assets, determine a strategy that protects your interests and priorities, and guide you through the process while tirelessly pursuing your fair share.
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We invite you to contact our firm for an initial consultation at our Carmel office, over the phone or via video conference. During your first meeting, one of our knowledgeable family law attorneys will listen to your story, answer your questions and help you understand your options for protecting your interests through your case.