Property Division

Providence Property Division Lawyer

Maintain Your Security with a Divorce Attorney in Rhode Island

In the event of a divorce, you may begin to realize how much you and your spouse have acquired over the years. A home, cars, the dog, retirement funds, and now it all has to be divvied up. Doing so fairly can feel impossible and you may worry that you'll walk away with far less than what you deserved.

As a trusted Providence divorce lawyer, I have seen many judges draw a not so equal line in the sand and one spouse is left wanting. My experience with family law can work to your advantage and ensure that this does not happen to you. With awards backing my legal counsel and representation, you can feel confident with my team on your side.

How is property divided during a divorce?

Rhode Island is an equitable division state, which means that everything is done to divide property as fairly as possible. Couples are encouraged to work together to draw up a marital settlement agreement and present it for the court's approval. If they are unable to do so, the court will get involved and determine the fairest way to allocate marital property.

Marital property is anything that was acquired or earning during the marriage, while non-marital property is the possessions a spouse had before the marriage. This can include an inheritance or special gifts.

When dividing marital property, the court will consider the following:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The age and health of both parties
  • The income either party contributed during the marriage
  • Both party's conduct during the marriage
  • Future earning abilities of both parties
  • Whether any children are involved

If court involvement becomes necessary for your property division, it is helpful to be prepared with what you hope to gain. I can act as your advocate and will put your needs first every step of the way.

The sooner you secure the representation of a divorce attorney in Providence, the more prepared you can be when it comes to dividing your property. Contact my Providence firm today!