For A Fair Division Of Property
Georgia law requires the equitable division of marital property. Equitable is supposed to mean what is fair and what is fair may not always mean equal. An equitable division analysis and presentation raises the question of how to determine what is fair in your particular case.
Factors that a court will consider when determining what is a fair or equitable division of property include an analysis of each spouse’s contributions during the marriage, each spouse’s earning capacity and ability to earn an income, each spouse’s age, health, the standard of living during the marriage, the length of the marriage and finally the conduct of each spouse during the marriage.
At the Lawrenceville Law Office of Lyle K. Porter, we will carefully review all of the factors considered by the Court and how they may impact the division of marital property in your particular case. We will use the knowledge we have gained from handling these cases for more than 20 years in Gwinnett County to pursue a division of marital property that is fair to you.
Protecting Your Separate Property
Not all your property may be subject to a division under Georgia law. Separate property is generally categorized as property you acquired prior to the marriage or that you inherited or received as a gift. You may be able to maintain the entirety of this property for yourself. The issue of what is separate and what is marital property is an issue we address in each and every case and is an issue we are successful and experienced with. By carefully identifying and then establishing the proof necessary to prevent your separate property from being awarded to your spouse, we have been able to achieve successful results for our family law clients.