In many divorce proceedings, property questions immediately arise. Will I be able to keep my home and retirement savings? What will happen to my business or to my inheritance? How do I know my spouse isn’t hiding assets, and will I receive a portion of my spouse’s pension? At the Peabody, Massachusetts, Law Office of Merril S. Chin, we have handled thousands of marital asset divisions and are highly skilled at maximizing the amount of assets you will receive/retain during a divorce. We can handle all aspects of the property division process, including:
• the identification of all jointly and singly owned property;
• the valuation of property;
• the division of property; and
• characterization of assets as property or income, such as in the case of pensions or stock options
It makes sense to hire an attorney to advise you concerning property division in a divorce. Massachusetts is an equitable distribution state. “Equitable distribution” means that marital property is not automatically divided equally. Instead, family law judges look at many factors under the law and decide what is fair based on the particular circumstances of your marriage. What is deemed appropriate and fair in one situation may not be deemed so in another. Therefore, experienced legal advocacy is needed to promote and protect your rights and to ensure you obtain what you deserve.
When identifying and valuing the assets in a divorce, the attorneys at The Law Office of Merril S. Chin utilize the services of licensed business appraisers, actuaries, and accountants, if necessary. Whether your divorce involves a closely held business and commercial property or residential real estate and a military pension, the attorneys at The Law Office of Merril S. Chin have the experience and the knowledge to obtain a division of assets that is in your best interest.
In addition to our legal experience, firm founder Merril S. Chin has taught business law courses at Emmanuel College, and has taught CPA exam courses. Our combination of legal and business acumen uniquely qualifies our firm to handle disputes involving the division of assets. To learn more about our firm and your divorce law rights, contact our firm.