Resolving Property Division Issues In Divorces

The property division settlement reached during the divorce process will affect your financial future for years to come. While Massachusetts law requires an equitable distribution of property, that term does not call for a 50-50 split of assets. Property division is negotiable. A skilled attorney can help you and your spouse reach a fair settlement that protects your rights now and in the future. Contact us to learn more about asset and debt division.

The family law attorneys at Seder & Chandler, LLP, also have in-depth experience in business, commercial litigation, estate planning and taxation. This well-rounded knowledge allows us to offer attentive and detailed client service in even the most complex marital property division situations. From offices in Worcester and Westborough, we serve same-sex and opposite-sex couples throughout Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest Boston area.

We advise clients about such matters as:

  • Characterization of assets as marital property or separate property
  • Asset valuation and liquidation
  • Allocation of each parties' responsibility for joint debts and liabilities
  • Division of pension benefits, retirement accounts, 401(k) accounts, or other investments
  • Recovery of payments made to reduce the other spouse's separate debts
  • Division of family-business assets through buyout or liquidation
  • Interpretation or enforcement of prenuptial agreements
  • Tax consequences of particular asset division or alimony arrangements
  • Recovery of assets concealed or improperly transferred from the marital estate

Focused and intensive negotiation based on our mastery of the law and unique facts in your case will often suffice to achieve a fair resolution of property and debt division issues. However, our experience with divorce mediation, arbitration and trial adds valuable leverage to your negotiating position and protects your interests in court whenever necessary.

Our lawyers also work closely with each client to make sure that you understand your rights and obligations while working toward the achievement of realistic property division goals.

For additional information about our approach to divorce-related property division disputes, contact Seder & Chandler, LLP, today.