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Waynesboro divorce lawyer seeks to minimize conflict

In equitable distribution states such as Pennsylvania, assets acquired and liabilities incurred during the marriage, individually by one spouse or jointly by both, are considered to be marital property, subject to equitable distribution. Marital property is divided fairly and equitably, but not necessarily equally, through equitable distribution. Law Office of Anne M. Shepard, LLC has the necessary knowledge and familiarity with Pennsylvania’s property division laws to ensure that you will obtain the fairest settlement.

Emphasizing experience and meticulous preparation

Equitable distribution states classify property acquired during the marriage as marital assets and therefore, available for distribution. Before the parties can reach an agreement regarding the equitable distribution of marital assets,  your lawyer will need to determine what is marital and the fair market value of the marital assets.  I have the necessary familiarity with Pennsylvania’s equitable distribution laws to distinguish property as either marital property or separate property. I also know professionals who are able to appraise the marital assets and have the skill to trace the commingling of separate assets with marital assets, thus ensuring  fair distribution of the marital assets and ensuring  that no assets or debts are overlooked.

Marital property may include anything you have that could be considered an asset, such as:

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

Tailoring non-adversarial legal solutions

I strive to convert an otherwise stressful and contentious matter into a positive resolution. My experience has equipped me to handle negotiation for you when appropriate and affording you greater control over the outcome. But even if you and your ex-spouse are unable to initially agree on an equitable marital division, I am able to guide you through the litigation process to ensure an equitable outcome for your divorce.

Contact a reliable Pennsylvania equitable distribution lawyer

Call Law Office of Anne M. Shepard, LLC at 717-387-7097 or contact me online to schedule a consultation at my Waynesboro office.