Help With Property Division Issues

For more than 25 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 480-507-6677 for a free initial consultation.

Practical Property Division Solutions

It’s easy to waste your time, money and sanity on the distribution of marital assets. You want to know how much of the marital property will be yours so you can plan for your future. At the law firm of John Bednarz, P.C., our goal is to help you obtain 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 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

We Help You Find The Right Balance

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.

Property Division In Uncontested Divorces

Even in uncontested divorce cases, we see many situations where people make serious errors in property division. 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

To find out how the advice of an experienced attorney can help you work through property division problems in Phoenix and the East Valley, call our Gilbert office at 480-507-6677 or use our online contact form to set up a free initial consultation.