Dividing the Assets You’ve Built Together
Michael J. Stein Attorney At Law is your experienced advocate in the equitable distribution of property. We can help you work out a reasonable property settlement. When divorce litigation cannot be avoided, our trial lawyer will fight to secure your fair share of marital assets.
We represent men and women in divorce settlements and court proceedings. Based in Moorestown, our firm serves clients from Camden County, Burlington County, Gloucester County, Mercer County and all other counties.
Contact us to arrange a free initial consultation to discuss property division and other issues in your divorce.
Proper Valuation of Marital Assets
Protecting your financial interests in divorce begins with accurate valuations of the assets and debts you will split. Michael J. Stein Attorney At Law uses forensic accountants and other resources to identify and value:
- Your residence and other real estate
- Retirement funds: pensions, 401(k)s, IRAs, profit-sharing plans
- Stocks, bonds, and brokerage accounts
- Closely held businesses
- Vehicles, valuables, and personal property
- Jointly held debts
New Jersey Marital Property Law
Divorce laws of New Jersey call for an equitable distribution of marital assets and debts. This does not always mean an equal division of property. Michael Stein is skilled and creative in negotiating property settlements. His extensive background in real estate law is an added advantage in your divorce. If one party wants to keep the marital home, for instance, Mr. Stein can argue for a refinancing to buy out the other spouse’s interest, or to offset the home’s equity with retirement funds or other assets. (It is important to remove that spouse from the mortgage and the deed to prevent credit issues, a cloud on the title, or future claims by the ex-spouse.)
Two other sticking points in property division in divorce are (a) the characterization of assets as marital property or nonmarital property, and (b) the matter of large credit card balances or other liabilities. Mr. Stein is adept at properly identifying which assets and debts are jointly held — and at devising ways to split debts or offset them.
For experienced representation in divorce and property division, contact our Moorestown office today to arrange a free consultation. You can reach us at 856-291-0549. We can arrange evening and weekend appointments, and accept Visa, Discover, American Express and MasterCard.