Finding An Equitable Division Of Property

For many divorcing couples, the division of property can be contentious. In these situations, it is crucial to have a skilled family law attorney on your side.

At Lavoie Law, we have extensive experience guiding clients through the divorce process. We understand the emotional time you are facing and we can prepare you for the challenges of the legal process. Property division often entails working with industry professionals such as certified public accountants (CPAs), real estate appraisers and business valuation experts.

Tangible, Intangible And Real Property

Typically, marital assets can be divided into three categories.

  • Tangible property is actual physical assets. These can be things like cars, artwork or antique collections. Disputes can range based on emotional attachment or disagreements as to the value of the items.
  • Intangible property refers to items that are not specific physical assets. These can be assets such as bank accounts, investment accounts and retirement accounts.
  • Real property refers generally to real estate the divorcing couple owns. This can be a home, land or buildings. In some instances, it can refer to the value of items beneath the soil — buried minerals, for example.

No matter the complexity of your divorce, it is important to work with an experienced lawyer. We can represent you through straightforward property division or the division of complex assets.

To discuss the specifics of your divorce, call or email us to schedule a confidential consultation at our Portland office.