Rhode Island Equitable Distribution Lawyer
How RI Courts Fairly Divide Assets
"Equitable distribution" refers to the fair division of assets
between two parties in a
divorce. In our state, family courts use a number of statutory factors in attempting
to divide assets equitably and fairly between two individuals.
It is important to note that
equitable distribution should not be mistaken for an even 50/50 split of
the marital assets.
Family courts generally view marriage as a partnership, so even if one
of the individuals has not directly contributed to the financial success
of the other, that individual may be entitled to a significant share of
the assets based on other contributions. For example, a wife may not have
worked at or helped establish a husband's business, but she may be
entitled to certain assets based on the fact that she helped him succeed
by managing the household and acting as the primary caretaker of the children.
How an Attorney Can Protect Your Assets
If you are intent on ensuring a fair
asset division in your divorce, it is recommended that you contact a Rhode Island divorce
attorney for help. With legal representation, you can more easily establish
which of your assets are considered "marital," such as:
- real estate
- tax refunds
- stock options
- court awarded damages
Once you have determined what should legally be yours, an attorney can
seek an outcome in which you receive all of the assets you are entitled to.
Make an Appointment Today
The Law Office of Patricia A. Sullivan is here to help you pursue the equitable
distribution of your marital assets. After more than three decades of
legal practice, my firm has acquired the legal resources needed to give
you the best chance of a positive result in your case.
Having represented many clients in divorce cases, I understand that the
process is difficult. First and foremost, my goal will be to amicably
resolve your case. If that isn't possible, I will take strong legal
action on your behalf in an effort to protect the assets that are rightfully
yours. Get a
free consultation today!