How Will Your And Your Spouse’s Assets Be Divided In Your New York Divorce?
Divorces vary greatly in details, but they have at least one fundamental common aspect: the division of assets between the spouses. A primary purpose of your divorce process will be to determine how assets will be distributed, perhaps in one of these ways:
- Through mutual agreement on terms of an uncontested divorce
- Through mediation
- In a divorce trial before a judge
You and your spouse may believe you agree on how to split your property. Or you may know that you disagree. Either way, you should get legal advice before moving forward. At Sager Gellerman Eisner LLP, we cannot stress this point enough. In our more than 100 combined years of experience, we have seen too many examples of people who lost out on assets they should have had – such as insurance coverage and portions of investments or retirement assets – because they attempted to complete do-it-yourself divorces or simply ignored essential things that required close attention.
Protect Your Financial Future
The emotional nature of divorce makes it difficult for many people to stay objective and level-headed during divorce settlement negotiations. Our lawyers are familiar with this reality. We work hard to lift burdens from our clients while keeping their divorces on track. Asset division may be acrimonious or amicable, depending on the status of a couple’s mutual understanding. We are equipped to make sure you do not leave assets on the table, so to speak, simply because of the complexity of your divorce process.
Your divorce may have extra high stakes for your future if your marital assets are complex or high-valued. One or both of you may own businesses or operate professional practices with income streams that are difficult to quantify or commercial properties that are hard to appraise correctly. We work closely with professionals who help ensure that our clients know the worth of assets that will go one way or the other as they enter into settlement negotiations or trials.
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If you work with Sager Gellerman Eisner LLP, you will soon learn how “equitable distribution” may apply to your New York divorce. Is there a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to consider? We will verify whether it is enforceable.
We are here to answer your questions and guide you capably through your New York divorce. To schedule a consultation, call our Queens office at 718-261-2300 or our Garden City office at 516-294-5555. You can also complete our online inquiry form.