Seattle Property Division Attorney
Advocating for You & Your Assets Following a Divorce
Most people understand that divorce involves figuring out how to divide the property the parties acquired during marriage. Most married couples obtained many things such as furniture, real estate, and financial accounts, assuming that both would own the property as a couple without regard to each party’s possible separate interests.
If you need effective and sound legal advice regarding your property rights in a divorce, you should call Wakefield Legal to speak with an experienced property, asset, and debt division lawyer in Seattle today. We can help you navigate the challenging legal issues that come with dividing marital property during a divorce.
You can count on Wakefield Legal, PLLC to provide you with comprehensive access and communication to our legal team. We offer reasonable rates for representing you in your family law dispute. Our client-focused, result-driven approach to legal representation is how we garnered our reputation for providing Washington families with quality legal services and favorable resolutions to their legal issues.
To learn more about how Wakefield Legal, PLLC can help you, call us at (206) 966-6933 or contact us online today.
How are Debt, Assets, & Property Divided in Seattle?
Washington courts determine property division issues in divorce cases using community property principles. Under the Revised Code of Washington § 26.09.080, all community property will be divided between the spouses in a “just and equitable manner.” Washington courts have held that a “just and equitable” division of community property does not necessarily mean an equal, fifty-fifty division of property between the parties.
Instead, Washington courts must consider the following factors when dividing property upon divorce:
- The nature and extent of the community property
- The nature and extent of any separate property
- How long the marriage or domestic partnership lasted
- Each party’s respective financial condition
Property division is often one of the most hotly contested issues in a divorce, especially in cases involving substantial assets. Property as well as community debts that the parties acquired may be allocated between them upon divorce.
At Wakefield Legal, PLLC, we can help you navigate the complexities of property division in your divorce case, including:
- Characterizing assets and liabilities as community or separate
- Tracing property or debts to community or separate sources
- Valuing assets and property for division
- Dividing assets and debts according to statutory law
- Enforcing property division orders
- Modifying property division orders
Contact Wakefield Legal, PLLC for Quality Legal Representation
Are you worried about protecting your legal rights and interests during divorce proceedings? If so, you should seek the legal advice of an experienced Seattle property, asset, and debt division attorney at Wakefield Legal, PLLC. We have years of valuable experience litigating various family law disputes, including divorces with complex property division issues.
You can count on us to deliver effective legal advice and advocacy in your case, so you can rest assured you and your family’s interests are adequately protected and staunchly promoted.
To schedule a consultation about your legal dispute, call our office at (206) 966-6933 or visit us online today.