Separate Property Vs. Marital Property 

Separate Property vs. Marital Property

Turn to Our Brooklyn Property Division Lawyers

Like many others facing divorce, you may have serious misgivings about your financial security after your divorce. There are certain assets you want to keep, and you want to leave the marriage with your financial security intact. These are important goals. While your divorce will certainly impact your finances to a certain extent, we help our clients seek a property division settlement that is fair and sustainable.

The main factor that determines what will happen to property and assets in divorce is characterizing whether a specific asset is separate property or marital property. Marital property is anything accumulated or earned over the course of the marriage, and therefore, is subject to division. The Brooklyn property division lawyers at Arnel Law Firm can explain what qualifies as separate property, how divorce affects debt, and how to pursue a reasonable outcome.

Discuss your situation with our team today – just call 718-550-3024. We serve clients throughout Kings County and in Manhattan and Queens.

We Can Fight to Keep What Is Yours

Our Brooklyn divorce attorneys understand the importance of securing a fair property division settlement.

There is a lot on the line, but we can help you understand your rights regarding the following types of property:

  • Separate property: Separate property is any type of asset that is owned by one spouse. This includes property purchased before the marriage and inheritance funds not with marital funds.
  • Marital property: These assets include anything that one or both spouses purchased or saved during the marriage using marital funds. This can include homes, cars, and even money saved in long-term savings accounts for retirement.

In divorce, there can be difficult and contentious disputes over what property is part of the marital estate and what is not. At Arnel Law Firm, we help find reasonable solutions in complex property matters, such as dividing equity in a home, deciding which spouse keeps the house, and more.

With four decades of combined experience in family law, our attorneys are not intimidated by complex or particularly contentious property division matters. Attorney Curt Arnel uses his knowledge and resources to pursue positive outcomes for clients.

We offer free initial case evaluations, so call 718-550-3024 to schedule yours.

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Why Hire Arnel Law Firm?

  • Personalized solutions for you.

    Every case has its own unique circumstances that requires a methodical, thoughtful plan.

  • Protect your assets and future.

    Safeguarding your best interests is always at the forefront of our approach to your case.

  • Experience makes the difference.

    No matter how simple or complex your case, experience is essential in obtaining results.

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