Property Division

St. Louis & St. Charles Property Division Attorney

Standing up for Spouses’ Rights in Divorce Proceedings

When two people get married, they will likely bring their own assets, property, and belongings into the marriage. They will then likely acquire more property during the marriage, as well as take on debt together for a home, cars, or other things. When many couples decide to get a divorce, property division may often be a point of contention between them. Deciding who gets what can be difficult, especially since many pieces of property may have significant monetary and/or sentimental value to one or both spouses. Attorney Kenneth P. Carp will stand up for you and make sure you receive a fair result in the division of your property. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Carp, call our office today at (636) 947-3600.

Property Division laws in St. Charles

When making property division determinations, a court will first identify what is marital property or non-marital property. Marital property is generally any assets or real property that was acquired during the marriage, even if it has only one spouse on the title. On the other hand, non-marital property includes gifts to only one spouse, inheritances, property acquired prior to marriage, property kept separate by a premarital agreement, and more.

If two people cannot agree on property division, the court will intervene and make a decision based on the following factors, among others:

  • The financial situation of each spouse at the time of divorce
  • Each spouse’s contribution to the acquisition of marital property
  • Who has custody of minor children
  • The value of the marital property and of the non-marital property belonging to each spouse
  • The relative conduct of each spouse (i.e. infidelity, criminal activity, or addiction)

These are only a few factors that may be considered, and the outcome will depend on the specific circumstances of each individual case. An experienced divorce lawyer will know how to best advocate for you so that the property division in your case will be fair.

Contact a St. Charles family lawyer for a free consultation

Divorce is a stressful enough process without having to worry about losing your hard-earned property and assets or having enough on which to survive. To make sure your spouse does not take advantage of you, you should always seek out the representation of a qualified St. Charles family law attorney. Kenneth Carp has over two decades of experience in divorce and other family law matters, and he will work to protect your rights and make sure you get the best outcome possible in your case. If you are facing a divorce, do not hesitate to call our office at (636) 947-3600 to schedule your free consultation today.

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