Divorce and Property Division

Divorce is the legal dissolution of a marriage. Divorce is often emotional.  An attorney can help you with the legal aspects of the divorce often making it seem more manageable. 

The parties’ economic issues need to be resolved before they can be divorced. These economic issues include alimony and division of assets and debts.  The division of asset through a divorce is called equitable distribution.  The Court will look at a series of factors to determine how to distribute the marital assets and debts.  The factors include the length of marriage, the contributions of each party to the marriage, and the age of the parties among other factors. 

When resolving the economic issues associated with the divorce you may end going through the Court.  You can also choose divorce mediation or collaborative divorce.  Ideally, a divorce settlement will be reached without the need for trial. If, however, agreements cannot be reached, we offer aggressive legal representation to ensure that your needs are protected.  Each family is different, and therefore the outcome will be different in every case. The attorneys at Voelker & Colton, LLC will work hard to make sure that your family’s individual needs are considered throughout the divorce process.

The attorneys at Voelker & Colton can assist you in mediation, collaboration of trial. 

The date of marriage in same-sex divorces is unclear. It is important to discuss all potential dates of marriage in a same sex divorce and how each date can affect the marital estate available for distribution.

The length of the waiting period in a no-fault divorce has been reduced from one year to two years depending on your date of separation. Contact us to determine if this affects your case. 

 

Resources:

Podcast on Divorce featuring Julie Colton