Division of Marital Property
Missouri Marital Estate Attorney
Dividing marital property and debts is one of the most important tasks during the divorce process. It can also be one of the most contentious. To protect your rights and assets, it is essential to have an experienced attorney working for you.
Robert N. Hamilton and Jennifer R. Piper are divorce attorneys with wide experience in all aspects of marital property division. We will work to put you in the strongest financial position possible after your divorce.
Call us at 314-333-4140 or contact us online for an initial consultation.
The Property Division Process
The marital property division process involves three steps. It is important to have a knowledgeable attorney representing you at each of these crucial steps:
Classifying marital property — property acquired during marriage is usually considered marital property, with some exceptions. Problems can occur when separate property (for example, acquired before marriage or through inheritance) is commingled with marital property. We understand how to trace commingled property, no matter how complex they may be.
Valuing marital property — when necessary, we work with appraisers, business valuation specialists and other financial professionals to place realistic and fair values on marital property. This includes vocational specialists who can evaluate the ability of a spouse to find meaningful employment. The contributions a spouse made in helping the other spouse achieve a professional career can also sway the judges ruling.
Dividing marital property — we will work to achieve the best property settlement possible, given the facts of your divorce. If misconduct on the part of the other spouse led to the divorce, we can seek to obtain more than 50 percent of the marital estate.
Complex Property Division Cases
Robert N. Hamilton and Jennifer R. Piper have represented clients in a large number of divorce cases involving complex property division matters. We are knowledgeable about these issues and can address client needs in cases involving large marital estates, ownership of businesses, division of military pensions and benefits, stock options, pensions and qualified domestic relation orders (QDROs).
We can work with a professional or professionals from our own network of specialists, or if you prefer, with your accountant or financial advisor.
Your future after divorce depends in many ways on the property settlement you receive. In your case, Robert N. Hamilton and Jennifer R. Piper will work to achieve an equitable settlement.
Initial Consultation with a Lawyer
Contact our office today for an initial consultation with Robert N. Hamilton and Jennifer R. Piper by calling 314-333-4140 or contact us online.