Raleigh Same-Sex Property Division Attorneys
Discuss Your Options with Our Experienced Lawyers
When they are considering a divorce, many people start to feel anxious
and intimidated about all of the unknown financial variables involved.
This is highly understandable, but is also a heavy burden to carry, especially
when you are already facing great emotional stress and mental agitation
at the thought of separating from your marriage.
If you are a person from a same-sex relationship, all of these whirling
fears and pressures will be bothering you just as much as these issues
worry those from heterosexual marriages. Property division can be especially
nerve-wracking, as you try to predict how your accounts, debts, and assets
will be divided, or what to do with items that are not easily liquidated.
No matter your circumstance, you can trust our Raleigh same-sex property
division lawyers at
Hopper Law Office to represent you with absolute dedication.
Contact us now at
(919) 876-3300 if you are looking for family law attorneys who can offer you real answers
to your questions about property division.
Community Property Versus Equitable Distribution
The state of North Carolina, like most other states in our country, is
an equitable distribution state rather than a community property state.
What this means is that the court will seek to distribute all of the divorcing
couple’s assets fairly, properly evaluating the circumstances of
This affords a much better scenario for your divorce than if you were to
separate in one of the nine states that use community property distribution,
which are Wisconsin, Washington, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana,
Nevada, California, and Idaho. Community property distribution means that
the judge simply divides all of the property directly in half, without
evaluating just how fair the split is for both individuals.
Three Classifications for Property in North Carolina
Dividing all your property can take a while during a divorce, since all
of the assets and debts that you and your partner own must not only be
collected but organized into three primary categories, where the court
will assess their actual value before then distributing them between you
and your former spouse.
The three distinct classifications for property within the state of North
Marital property – This category consists of all the property that you and your partner
received during the marriage, except for special distinctions included
under “separate property"
Separate property – This class is comprised of all property owned by each spouse prior
to the marriage, as well as property which one spouse got by inheritance
or as a gift
Divisible property – Any value changes, whether positive or negative, within marital
assets or debts (such as stocks) following the separation date will be
included in this category, as well as income received in the marital property
category after the marriage’s dissolution
Peace of Mind in Trying Times
During the wedding ceremony between individuals, whether gay or straight,
the two parties are not expecting that their relationship will eventually
end up in divorce. However, sometimes life is filled with challenges that
make divorce the only possible option. In the looming inevitability of
separation, the entire process of trying to untangle the difficult aspects
of property division can seem overwhelming. You can have true peace of
mind if our Raleigh same-sex property division attorneys are on your side.
Call us today at
(919) 876-3300 or
contact us online so our team at Hopper Law Firm can help you get a fresh new start after