Equitable Distribution: Division of Marital Property
Law Office of Barbara J. Strauss — Goshen, New York
The difference between the words "equal" and "equitable" is clear. Equal means 50/50, an even split. Equitable, however, means fair – a fair settlement is not necessarily one that divides all property equally. In some states, property is divided equally in divorce. In others such as New York, the murkier concept of "equitable distribution" applies.
Our experience and knowledge of the New York divorce laws governing division of marital property is an invaluable asset and essential to crafting solutions which protect your rights and interests.
Schedule a confidential consultation with attorney Barbara J. Strauss today by calling us at 845.294.2616.
At the Law Office of Barbara J. Strauss, we offer extensive experience in achieving fair and equitable divorce settlements to clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas of New York. Our experience with marital debt and asset division includes:
- Location of hidden assets
- Valuation and division of closely-held businesses
- Valuation and division of professional practices
- Division or retirement accounts, 401k's, and pension plans
- Valuation and division of investment accounts, stocks and stock options
- Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
- Valuation and division of real estate
- Bankruptcy and tax considerations
The Key to Negotiated Results
Solving the division of property puzzle is often best done through amicable and reasonable negotiation, or through alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation or collaborative law.
That said — saving time and money by being reasonable and by trying to resolve issues outside of court is more likely to be accomplished if the lawyer representing you has a track record as a successful litigator. Ms. Strauss has a well-earned reputation as an assertive and effective trial attorney with a strong and thorough knowledge of domestic relations law, rules of evidence and trial tactics. At our firm, clients benefit from both Ms. Strauss's 27 years of experience in the New York courts, and from her commitment to using more cost-effective approaches.
An Experienced Attorney, a Dedicated Staff, a Place
Where Your Voice Will be Heard — Call Us Today at 845.294.2616
Call our Goshen, New York, law office directly or contact us online to schedule a confidential consultation.