Throughout the course of a marriage, it is natural for couples to accumulate quite a bit of shared property. Most partners also come into the marriage with their own individual property, while many also receive property or assets that could be considered solely theirs during the marriage. Because of the different ways that property is acquired, trying to navigate the property division process and make sure you get the property and assets you deserve when getting a divorce or separation can be difficult.
For this reason, many individuals choose to enlist the support of a legal professional in order to ensure that their rights and interests are fully protected in any property division agreement that may be reached. At Marshall & Taylor PLLC, we understand how much the outcome of a property division agreement can mean for anyone going through a divorce, and, fortunately, with the help of a skilled Raleigh property division attorney, you stand a much better chance of getting the outcome you are seeking. Contact us at (919) 833-1040 or via email today.
Why Choose Marshall & Taylor PLLC
The attorneys on the Marshall & Taylor PLLC team have been serving the Raleigh, North Carolina, and the Wake County communities for years now, becoming the firm they are today through glowing testimonials, successful cases, and hours of experience to offer as proof they are the firm to choose. Each of our attorneys is wonderfully qualified to take on your case:
- Jeffrey E. Marshall: Mr. Marshall is one of the few attorneys in the state who can claim actually to be a specialist in this area of law. He’s been certified by the North Carolina Board as a Family Law Specialist, so you know that he has the experience and knowledge to take on your case. His team and his clients aren’t the only ones who call on him for advice, either: Mr. Marshall is contacted by other family law attorneys who know he’s one of the best in the state. Business North Carolina Magazine recognizes him as a “Legal Elite”, an honor only 3% of his North Carolina peers have achieved, and he’s also considered a North Carolina Super Lawyer for Family Law, which is nearly as prestigious.
- Travis R. Taylor: Mr. Taylor has dedicated his career to family law. He received both his B.A. and J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and has lived in North Carolina his whole life; he considers the people he works with his lifelong friends and neighbors. He boasts several memberships to legal institutions in the state, some of which include the NC State Bar, the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the American Bar Association. He can handle your case regardless of where you live in North Carolina.
- Lillie Seifart: Ms. Seifart is another North Carolina native who has dedicated her short career to family law. Although she is the newest member of the team, having joined as an intern in 2015 and becoming a partner after she passed the bar in 2016, she spent her school career working hard to become as strong a member of the team as any of the other partners. Like Mr. Taylor, Ms. Seifart has a membership with the North Carolina State Bar, the 10th Judicial District Bar, and the North Carolina Bar Association.
All three lawyers work together as a team to get the best outcome for their clients. Contact an experienced property division attorney of Marshall & Taylor PLLC at (919) 833-1040 today.
Property Division in a Divorce
Property division settlements in a divorce typically involve two different classes of property, and it’s important to have an attorney on your side who can help you. The property you shared with your ex can become an extremely contentious point in divorce proceedings. Emotions run high when it comes to anything of a high value, whether that is financial or emotional value. It’s important that you have someone on your side who can protect the assets you want to keep with a level head. These memories may not always be good, however. Just as much as you may want and have a claim to the home you and your ex-spouse bought together, the debt you both owe on that huge expense, like a fancy new sports car, belongs to both of you. An attorney can help you with both or either of these types of property, and you can read more information about both here:
In both cases, experienced legal representation is often essential in order to ensure that you receive fair and equitable treatment in any property division agreement. Whether that attorney is there to protect you and your property or to help both of you come to an amicable agreement, Marshall & Taylor PLLC has years of experience in determining the worth of your property and creating an argument for you. Contact them at (919) 833-1040.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that you likely have questions about property division and what you may be entitled to in your divorce proceedings. We’ve provided a few of the frequently asked questions we receive in regards to property division in a divorce. If you don’t see your question below, contact us at (919) 833-1040 to schedule a confidential consultation with an experienced member of our team today.
My spouse incurred debt during our marriage that I didn’t know about or didn’t agree with. Will I be expected to take some of this on?
Determining who takes on how much and what debt is a matter of your unique situation. You should not have to take on debts that you were unaware of, whether that means that you did not know about the debt, the debt is the result of illegal activity, or you could not possibly afford the debt if your ex-spouse can. The point of asset and debt division is to equitably divide the property you and your ex share. If it is determined that you had no knowledge of the debt, then it is likely that the judge will rule that the particular debt belongs to your spouse.
Will my children be put into consideration for the division of our property?
Yes, if you and your spouse have children together, custody and support agreements will play a huge part in your property division. For example, the parent who received custody of the children may be more likely to receive the family house or car. Debt involving your children may be equally split if you both have a similar income. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula that will apply to every couple with children, however, so it’s best to talk to an attorney about your debts and assets, especially if you have children.
Speak with a Property Division Lawyer in Raleigh
If you are considering divorce, it is important to have an attorney on your side who can help you reach a property division agreement that will allow you to move forward in your new life. Our lawyers at Marshall & Taylor PLLC, have the knowledge and resources necessary to get our clients the property and assets they deserve after a divorce and may be able to help you. Call us today at (919) 833-1040 to discuss your situation and what we can do for you.