Montgomery County and Bucks County Equitable Distribution Lawyer
Pennsylvania divorce statutes call for an equitable distribution of property. This means that your assets (as well as your debts) must be divided fairly, but not necessarily in half. In or out of court, you need legal counsel to ensure that you get your fair share of marital property and that the distribution makes financial sense for you as you move forward with your life.
The Law Office & Mediation Services of Elissa C. Goldberg provides the experienced legal advocacy to achieve an amicable and practical property settlement, as well as the ability to protect your interests in contested divorce. Attorney Elissa C. Goldberg has represented women and men in Bucks County, Montgomery County and the Philly metro area since 1995.
Doylestown Property Division Attorney
Even if your marital estate was split 50-50, there would be questions about what is considered marital property and how much each asset is worth. The court considers 11 different factors, including the age and health of the spouses, income disparity, earning capacity and child custody arrangements.
We help you understand what assets you have, what your future needs will be and how to divide property in your best interests, taking everything into consideration:
- The marital home and other real estate
- Retirement assets and other investments
- A stake in a business
- Loan payments and debts
- Vehicles and valuables
- Furnishings and sentimental items
- Alimony (if applicable)
Our role is not only to watch over you, but to empower you take a proactive, creative and big-picture approach to asset division and settlement agreement discussions. Elissa C. Goldberg is a strong proponent of mediation and collaborative divorce methods, which give you more control over the outcome than if you litigate. Mediation of property settlements or support modification issues can be especially beneficial because it allows for certain creative deviations that are not possible in court.
Sometimes it is necessary to bring in outside experts for complex or high-asset divorce. Sometimes litigation cannot be avoided when there are legitimate disagreements or when the other party is manipulative or hostile to negotiating. We have a network of professionals and the courtroom experience to fight for your interests.
Elissa C. Goldberg can help you explore your resolution options and guide you through this process, as your attorney or as a mediator. From our Doylestown office, we represent clients in Bucks County, Montgomery County and the Philadelphia area. Call 215-345-5259 or contact our Doylestown property division law firm today to learn more.