How do you split up assets in a fair manner? It's a key question that arises in every divorce. There's no cut-and-dry answer that applies across the board. In uncontested cases, it may simply be a matter of drawing up an agreement that adequately protects your interests. In highly contested cases, and in cases involving high net worth, you may be facing an uphill battle regarding division of property.
In Long Island, you can feel confident knowing your interests are a priority at The Law Offices of Robert W. Dapelo, Esq., PC, in Patchogue. I am Robert Dapelo, the firm's founder and a veteran divorce lawyer. In my 25-plus years of legal practice, I have helped people from all backgrounds navigate the complexities of property division. You can turn to my office for aggressive and determined legal representation.
Looking for a lawyer who will go to bat for you? Look no further. Attorney Robert Dapelo has a strong reputation as a respected trial lawyer and tireless advocate.
The Key To Protecting Your Property Interests
New York courts divide property according to principle of equitable distribution. This doesn't necessarily mean a 50-50 split. Rather, the court will apply 13 case-specific factors to determine what makes sense for your situation.
Identifying all assets (including out-of-state property) and obtaining an accurate valuation can help lay the foundation for a favorable outcome. I have extensive experience navigating these issues, especially when it comes to high-stakes property such as:
- The marital residence and other real estate
- Family-owned businesses or business interests
- Retirement assets, including deferred compensation and 401(k)s
- Stocks and investment accounts
- Cash accounts
My experience spans from basic, uncontested cases to heavily disputed divorces involving multimillion-dollar marital estates. Whatever your situation, you can count on me to be fully invested in your property interests.
Take The Next Step
Call my office at 631-654-9500 (toll free 888-325-6199) or submit a quick contact form to arrange a free consultation. I handle divorce cases throughout the Patchogue area.