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Like the majority of states, New Jersey follows the “equitable distribution” method when dividing marital property in a divorce. Under the rule of equitable distribution, a divorcing couple’s marital assets are divided fairly, if not always necessarily equally. Marital property is also divided between the spouses regardless of how it is titled.
If you are considering a divorce in New Jersey, you need an experienced family law attorney working on your case from the start. Your financial security depends on having the help and knowledge of a New Jersey property division lawyer.
How New Jersey Courts Divide Marital Property
New Jersey courts consider a laundry list of factors when it comes to dividing marital property.
Some of these factors include:
- How long the parties have been married
- The health of both spouses
- Each party’s income and resources
- Whether the couple has a premarital or postnuptial agreement
- The education of both parties
- Whether one spouse put aside career opportunities to support the other spouse’s educational or professional advancement
Courts consider numerous other factors, including factors unique to each couple. Your attorney should never use a one-size-fits-all approach to property division.
At Schibell Law, we take great care to make sure the clients we serve receive a fair and just result when it comes to equitable distribution of marital property.
Oakhurst & Howell Equitable Distribution Lawyer
For a free consultation about the equitable distribution matters in your family law case, call the New Jersey equitable distribution lawyer at Schibell Law today at 732-774-1000.Our Oakhurst and Howell offices are serving throughout New Jersey