Wisconsin Property Division Lawyers
Experienced Milwaukee Divorce Lawyers Helping Clients with Property Division
When couples divorce in Wisconsin, the assets and property they acquired during the marriage are equally divided. At first glance, this might seem like a fairly straightforward process. However, accurate valuation and distribution of a marital estate are actually rather complex. If one party decides that they want to try and keep more than they are entitled to, the matter can become even more difficult to navigate.
At Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP, we fight to protect your interests. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to help you accurately value your marital estate, including businesses and retirement accounts. If you suspect that your spouse is hiding assets or otherwise trying to get more than they deserve, we will use our investigatory skills to shed light on their deceptive practices. We work hard to get you the settlement you deserve.
Accurately Valuing Your Marital Estate
Nearly everything that you and your spouse acquired during your marriage - jewelry, retirement accounts, businesses, furniture, vehicles, artwork, and real estate - will be considered a part of your marital estate. These items must all be accounted for and accurately valued. Unfortunately, this can be an extremely complex process. Appraisals must be done, debts must be accounted for, and fair market values must be considered. Our attorneys have the experience and resources needed to ensure your marital assets are accurately valued.
Exceptions to Equal Division of Property
While, in most cases, the marital estate is split 50/50, there are some instances in which the courts may deviate from this traditional split. These circumstances are based on a variety of factors, such as:
- Duration of the marriage;
- Property brought into the marriage by each party;
- Physical and emotional limitations of each party;
- Earning capacity of each party;
- Desirability to retain the family home;
- Amount and duration of any maintenance payments;
- Other present and future interests (such as retirement accounts);
- Tax consequences;
- Written agreements made by the parties before or during the marriage; and
- Any other factors the court deems necessary.
Our attorneys can help ensure that these factors are appropriately considered in your divorce. We can work toward a successful negotiation, or we can aggressively litigate your settlement in court. Whatever type of representation you need, we respond with professional and personalized care. Hire an attorney you can trust. Contact GRGB at 414-271-1440 and schedule your initial consultation today. We proudly serve clients throughout the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.