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Complex Property Division In Divorce Requires The Help Of A Skilled Attorney

If you are going through a divorce, you are likely facing a tremendous amount of uncertainty. Understandably, you may worry about your financial future, unclear how you will make ends meet. You and your spouse may conflict over how your property should be divided, creating the groundwork for a contested divorce.

Property division concerns can quickly turn an uncontested divorce into a battleground.

I am family law attorney Keith Schulefand and, for more than 30 years, I have provided legal counsel and advocacy to clients in similar situations to yours. I have seen firsthand emotions spiral out of control in complex property division cases. I can apply my years of experience and legal skills to help you maintain an equitable distribution of your martial property without adding any fuel to the fire.

Email my firm today for skilled family law advocacy.

Pursuing An Equitable Distribution Of Marital Property In Buffalo, New York

In New York, any marital assets and debts are subject to an equitable distribution during a divorce. This is a highly complicated area of the law. An equitable distribution does not necessarily mean a 50-50 split. Some assets, such as real estate property, cannot be split in half. An equitable distribution helps ensure that each side maintains property equaling the same value. Divorcing parties are also responsible for an equitable share of the marital debts.

At the law office of Keith B. Schulefand, Esq., I have the skills and legal resources to protect your financial interests in high-asset divorces. I have access to industry-leading experts, including forensic accountants and other financial experts, invaluable in helping me determine the extent of your marital property such as:

  • Automobiles
  • Antiques
  • Primary residence, timeshares and other real estate investments
  • Retirement accounts and other savings accounts
  • Stock options and other investment accounts
  • Family businesses

Property division can be particularly complicated based on how finances were handled during the marriage. Any personal assets or debts acquired before you got married will remain in your name. However, if any of your separate property, such as your inheritance, was commingled with your marital estate, the assets will be subject to an equitable distribution.

I have the skills and legal resources to determine the true value of your marital property and am fully prepared to protect your financial interests and uncover any hidden assets, including money in foreign bank accounts.

Highly Skilled Williamsville Business Valuation Lawyer

If you or your spouse has a joint venture or owns a business separately, obtain experienced legal help. The value of your business assets will need to be taken into account as part of your divorce. I am prepared to advise and protect your financial interests, whether you or your spouse started a business before getting married or during your marriage.

In New York, a business operating during a marriage would be considered part of your marital estate, even if only one spouse was involved with the venture. This is a highly complicated area of property division. I consult with forensic accounts to ensure an accurate assessment of the marital property during the property division process.

Contact My Office Today

Whether you have overseas accounts or tax shelter concerns, the best investment you can make is to select a highly skilled family law attorney. Email my office today to schedule a phone consultation at my office in Williamsville, New York.