Financial concerns are one of the biggest issues in any divorce. Obviously, a divorce will bring on major changes, as the assets that once supported one household must now support two households. The way your assets will be divided will impact your life dramatically. An experienced lawyer will provide the guidance and advice you need.
For years, people across Cabarrus County and surrounding areas have placed their trust in The Law Offices of Aimee E. Cain. Our Concord-based law firm helps people facing divorce and other serious family law matters. Our attorney, Aimee E. Cain, has practiced law since 1997 and has the experience and skill necessary to accomplish your goals.
In North Carolina, all marital property must be divided equitably under the law. The important thing to remember is that equitable and equal are not necessarily the same thing. While the judge may decide to split property down the middle, he or she is not required to do so. In fact, judges have a lot of discretion in property division matters. For this reason, it is often a good idea for the parties to work out their differences in negotiations or mediation. Of course, we are prepared to take an aggressive approach in litigation when necessary as well.
Our first step will be to determine what is marital property and what is separate property. Separate property can include property acquired before the marriage, gifts and inheritances. Any property that is not separate property is marital property. Once we determine what is marital property and its value, we will work to achieve a fair result.
Ultimately, the decision to go to trial or settle a case is yours. This decision must be the product of careful thought, however. With many years of family law trial experience, Aimee E. Cain can assess how the judge will view your position. While we have had success in the courtroom, we also don’t want our clients to spend needless time and money fighting battles that do not need to be fought. This approach has led to successful outcomes time and again.
Call 704-960-1326 or email us to schedule a consultation with our experienced Concord, NC equitable distribution lawyers.