Gilbert Property Division Attorney

Property Division Solutions That Make Sense

For nearly 20 years, the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., has offered high-caliber legal services for men and women in family law. We work with our divorce clients on property division issues to protect their interests, achieve their goals and pick their battles wisely.

For the advice of a divorce lawyer who can help you make sound decisions on the full range of property and debt-division problems in an Arizona divorce, contact our law firm in Gilbert online or call 866-935-7622 for a free initial consultation.

Helping clients view the full picture in property division

It's easy to waste your time, money and sanity on the distribution of marital assets. At the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., our goal is to help you maintain an equitable distribution of your community property, while protecting you from being responsible for more than your share of marital debts. Along the way, we can advise you about the big-picture considerations that might make you think twice about digging in on a particular asset.

The following are examples of the kinds of divorce property-division problems we know how to resolve:

  • Determining if a particular asset is community property or separate property
  • Enforceability of prenuptial agreements
  • Division of responsibility for marital debts
  • Division of tax deductions and exemptions
  • Family business asset valuation and division
  • Property division problems for home-based businesses or self-employed spouses
  • Employment and retirement benefits including pensions, 401(k) accounts, stock options or deferred compensation
  • Division of the appreciation during marriage of assets acquired before marriage
  • Military pensions and service benefits

In our experience, it seldom makes sense to take a narrow view of community property division issues. There's often a way to balance your claims to marital assets against the expense and aggravation involved in wringing every last dollar out of what you have coming. By considering property division issues together with alimony problems, we can usually help you protect your interests while avoiding mistakes, especially with respect to debt and tax issues.

Addressing property division concerns in uncontested divorces

Even in uncontested divorce cases, we see many situations where people make serious errors on property division problems. In short-term marriages, many people mistakenly consent to the division of what should be separate property. In longer-term marriages, it's easy to overlook asset appreciation and tax attributes as important components of the community property estate.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation

To find out how the advice of an experienced attorney can help you work through property division problems in Phoenix and the East Valley, contact the office of John Bednarz, P.C., in Gilbert. We will carefully review your divorce agreement as a first step to help secure your property division rights.