Equitable Distribution & Property Division Lawyers in Wilmington NC

Determining equitable distribution of marital assets can be the most technically difficult part of a divorce. If you are dealing with complex property division issues, it is in your best interests to seek the help of an experienced lawyer.

North Carolina courts use an “equitable distribution” approach to the division of assets during a divorce. This means the court will not always divide marital property 50-50, but will instead use a number of factors to determine what is fair. These factors may include:

  • Nonmarital property, if one spouse has significantly more than another spouse
  • Earning power of both spouses
  • Who acquired or maintained the asset, particularly in terms of a family business
  • Services as a homemaker, including how that may affect future earning capacity
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Tax consequences of property division
  • Premarital agreements

The attorney’s at Lea/Schultz know Equitable Distribution. Often the most difficult part of the divorce process, the attorney’s at Lea/Schultz set the standard for effective and straightforward litigation of Equitable Distribution. With assistance from our heavily talented staff, James W. Lea and Ryan Schultz will advocate for your property division interests both in negotiating table and in the courtroom.

The Lea/Schultz Law Firm, P.C., is a law firm dedicated to Equitable Distribution negotiation and litigation. Our founding attorney, James W. Lea, has 40 years of legal experience, 15 dedicated exclusively to family and domestic issues. In fact, James W. Lea has changed the course of North Carolina law by arguing — and winning — over 10 cases that were deemed to be some of the most influential cases in family law in North Carolina history. Financial litigation is at the heart of what makes Lea/Schultz Law Firm so special.

Trust your divorce and property division to experienced, dedicated professionals who care. Call us at (910) 239-5990 or use our online submission form to schedule your initial consultation.

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