Customized Representation from a Washington County, NY Divorce Lawyer
Divorce is a challenging, overwhelming proceeding that combines a complicated set of laws with contentious, passionate emotions. Without a legal background, you may be confused about the divorce process, how will impact your future, and what it means for your family. Even worse, you put your legal rights at risk if you do not know what they are and do not take action to enforce them.
The divorce lawyers at the Colwell Law Group are dedicated to taking the legal burden of divorce off your shoulders. For more than a decade, we have been guiding clients through complexities of divorce laws and helping them understand the factors that affect the process. Our attorneys assist with all aspects of divorce and family law, especially with the three primary issues that divorcing couples in Washington County and Upstate New York may face.
New York’s Asset Division Laws
Marital assets are subject to division under New York divorce laws, so much of the property you acquired during your marriage will be distributed. The exceptions would be gifts, inheritances, and previously acquired property that qualifies as non-marital. Asset division is not always an equal split, as the statute focuses on fairness and equity when divvying up such items as:
- The marital home;
- Vacation residences, investment properties, and other real estate;
- Bank and investment accounts;
- Retirement benefits;
- Cars, boats, and other vehicles;
- Collections, like art, jewelry, and furniture;
- Interests in a business; and,
- Many other assets.