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  • Washington Office

    Address

    1725 I Street NW
    Suite 300
    Washington, DC 20006

    Phone

    202-349-3744

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  • 5.0/5.0

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Experienced Attorneys Assist with Equitable Property Distribution

Experienced divorce lawyers represent your rights

In general, assets acquired and liabilities incurred during the marriage are considered marital property, and when couples divorce or separate, those assets are subject to equitable distribution. Under this standard, when couples cannot reach an agreement on dividing their assets, courts will divide marital property in a manner that is fair and equitable, though not necessarily equal. At Klingner Jazayerli LLP, we represent clients in the Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia area to ensure that their rights are upheld and their marital property and debt are divided equitably so that a breakup does not disadvantage them financially.

Detail-oriented advocates protect your assets

Before the actual distribution of marital property can happen, assets must be valuated and classified as either marital or separate. Marital property comprises assets acquired during the marriage and available for distribution;  separate property consists of assets acquired prior to the marriage and exempt from division. Our divorce attorneys have the necessary familiarity with the relevant equitable distribution laws to distinguish property as either marital or separate. We also have the skill to trace the commingling of separate assets with marital assets, prevent unfair distribution and ensure that no assets or debts are overlooked in the final accounting.

Marital property may include anything you have acquired during the marriage, such as:

  • The marital home and vacation homes
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Automobiles
  • Bank accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Home furnishings
  • Timeshares
  • Retirement funds
  • Pensions and annuities
  • Businesses

Courts will base property division determinations on a number of factors, which may include the financial situation and earning power of each spouse, the degree to which each spouse contributed to the acquisition of marital property, and the future needs and liabilities of each spouse. We will ensure the court has all the information it needs to fairly divide your assets.

Responsive divorce counselors pursue favorable property division results

At Klingner Jazayerli, we strive to convert an otherwise stressful and contentious matter into a positive resolution. Our experience has equipped us to handle negotiation and mediation in property division matters whenever appropriate, affording you greater control over the outcome. But experience has shown us that property division is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce, and when you and your ex-spouse are unable to agree on dividing your assets, we are fully prepared to advocate for your rights in court.

Contact our reliable family lawyers  for asset division help

Our divorce attorneys represent clients throughout the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia in cases involving the equitable distribution of their marital property and debts. Call Klingner Jazayerli LLP at (202) 349-3744 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.