Equitably Dividing Your Marital Property
During a divorce, property division is one of the most stressful and contentious processes. Spouses are concerned about their future financial stability or the disposition of valuable marital assets such as the family home, vehicles and retirement accounts. EGJ Family Law has over 35 years of divorce experience. Our accomplished trial lawyers will confidently protect your interests either in or out of court.
If you face property division, you deserve a skilled lawyer who can correctly value all marital assets and ensure a fair division. Your settlement will affect your future and needs to be capably executed by an experienced attorney. Call our Mount Pleasant office at 843-352-4530 to discuss your case with our dedicated legal team.
Understanding South Carolina’s Property Division Laws
All marital property will be divided between you and your spouse according to South Carolina’s equitable distribution system. This means that the court will determine an equitable, or fair, division, but it will not necessarily be an equal or 50-50 division.
Property that you or your spouse acquires during marriage is usually considered marital property. There are some exceptions such as property acquired as personal gifts or through inheritance. To divide property, the court may take a number of factors into consideration, including:
- The length of your marriage
- Each spouse’s age and health
- Instances of adultery or abuse
- Each spouse’s contribution during marriage
- Child support or alimony payments
- Each spouse’s employment opportunities and earning potential
Our attorneys will develop a strong case in your favor to support maximum compensation during the division process.
In-Depth Evaluation to Address Complex Cases
Our firm has handled complex, high-asset divorce cases. Attorney Emily G. Johnston has an MBA degree and can competently evaluate the financial details of your divorce. We also regularly partner with forensic accountants who work to ensure that your family’s assets are correctly identified and valued. We have helped many clients value and divide significant marital assets that include second homes, boats, luxury vehicles, jewelry, investment accounts and retirement assets.
Contact Us to Secure Skilled Legal Representation
Our lawyers aim to resolve your case with the method that brings you the most financial and emotional benefit. We are able to resolve your divorce through mediation at an early stage of the divorce process. Attorney Emily Johnston is a certified family court mediator in South Carolina. We are also capable trial attorneys who will fight for your interests in court if negotiation with your ex-spouse fails.