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Equitable Distribution of Property

 

Maryland Attorney Committed to Fair & Equitable Solutions

Mr. Lebowitz seeks to minimize conflict

When a couple divorces in an equitable distribution state, such as Maryland, each spouse can buy or acquire property in his or her name alone, and the other spouse has no ownership interest in the property. In these cases, marital property is divided fairly — and equitably, but not necessarily equally — through equitable distribution, regardless of which spouse has acquired the property. Mr. Lebowitz has the necessary knowledge of Maryland’s property division laws to help ensure that you will obtain the fairest settlement.

We focus on meticulous preparation

Before the actual distribution of the property, your lawyer will need to determine what property will be distributed and the value of said property. Equitable distribution states classify property as either “marital property,” which includes assets acquired during the marriage and available for distribution, or “separate property,” which includes assets acquired prior to the marriage and exempt from division. Mr. Lebowitz has the necessary knowledge of Maryland’s equitable distribution laws to distinguish property as either marital property or separate property. He also has the skills to trace the commingling of separate assets with marital assets, prevent unfair distribution, and help ensure that no assets or debts are overlooked.

Marital property may include anything you have that could be considered an asset, such as:

  • Stocks and bonds
  • Automobiles
  • Bank accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Marital home and vacation homes
  • Home furnishings
  • Timeshares
  • Retirement funds
  • Pensions and annuities
  • Businesses

Tailoring client-focused legal solutions

At the Lebowitz Law Firm, we strive to convert an otherwise stressful and contentious matter into a positive resolution. Our experience has equipped us to handle negotiation and mediation when appropriate, affording you greater control over the outcome. But if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are unable to initially agree on an equitable marital division, Mr. Lebowitz can serve as an advocate to help you achieve a positive outcome and move forward after the divorce.

Contact a reliable Maryland equitable distribution lawyer

Call Lebowitz Law Firm at 410-730-9010 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.