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Wilmington Equitable Distribution Lawyers

Determining equitable distribution of marital assets can be the most technically difficult part of a divorce. If you are dealing with complex property division issues, it is in your best interests to seek the help of an experienced lawyer.

The Lea/Schultz Law Firm, P.C., is a law firm dedicated exclusively to family law. Our founding attorney, James W. Lea, has 30-plus years of legal experience, 15 dedicated exclusively to family and domestic issues. We also have extremely skilled paralegals, each with more than 20 years of experience. Together, our team can provide the personal attention, sound advice and skilled representation your issue requires.

For help with a divorce involving property division, contact us today at 910-208-4399, or toll free at 877-867-5053, to schedule an initial consultation.

Dedicated Whiteville Property Division Attorney

North Carolina courts use an "equitable distribution" approach to the division of assets during a divorce. This means the court will not always divide marital property 50-50, but will instead use a number of factors to determine what is fair. These factors may include:

  • Nonmarital property, if one spouse has significantly more than another spouse
  • Earning power of both spouses
  • Who acquired or maintained the asset, particularly in terms of a family business
  • Services as a homemaker, including how that may affect future earning capacity
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Age and health of both spouses
  • Tax consequences of property division
  • Premarital agreements

As an experienced Wilmington equitable distribution attorney, James W. Lea helps with all types of complex property division issues. With assistance from our professional legal team, Mr. Lea can advocate for your property division interests both in negotiations and in the courtroom.

Trust your divorce and property division to experienced, dedicated professionals who care. Call us at 910-208-4399, or toll free at 877-867-5053, to schedule an initial consultation. Or, if you prefer, contact us by e-mail using our online submission form.

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