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Equitable distribution is the means by which property and assets are distributed following a divorce in Pennsylvania. The property settlement you receive during a divorce plays a vital role in your well-being and your children’s future. During one of the most emotionally charged times you may ever face, you need a lawyer with the savvy and skills to protect your interests and the sensitivity to guide you through this tough time.
Equitable does not mean equal
According to Lawyers.com , Pennsylvania courts consider many factors when determining how to divide marital assets in a divorce — such as the length of the marriage, assets and needs, employability and each party’s contribution during the marriage. Judges use this type of information to help both parties begin their new lives with enough marital property to have approximately equal opportunities.
But an equitable distribution does not mean the courts attempt a 50/50 split of property, as illustrated in these examples:
Keep in mind that part of property distribution includes the equitable division of outstanding marital debt.
The importance of skilled legal support in a negotiated property settlement
Divorcing couples have greater flexibility when they negotiate a settlement rather than leaving decisions to the court. The compassionate and objective support of an experienced asset division lawyer in Pittsburgh helps ensure they receive a fair property settlement. A skilled attorney can help in many ways, including:
Contact an experienced Pittsburgh divorce lawyer for the negotiation and litigation experience needed to protect your interests
The law firm of Paul M. Daniels & Associates has more than 35 years of experience successfully guiding clients through the complex issues of divorce, allowing them to start a new life. We give our clients the personal attention they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Paul M. Daniels & Associates
2403 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203