Springfield Property Division Lawyer

Dividing marital property can be one of the most challenging parts of a divorce, especially if you have significant assets such as real estate and business investments. If you or your spouse is in the military or is employed as a police officer or firefighter, dividing the complex retirement plans and pensions can also be challenging.

For assistance during all aspects of your divorce, including complex property division, in Springfield, Massachusetts, contact me, attorney Claudette-Jean Girard. I have more than a decade of family law experience, and over that time I have represented clients from Amherst, Pittsfield and throughout western Massachusetts.

Considering Your Entire Asset Portfolio

When it comes to money, property and other assets, things can quickly become complicated, particularly if you have a large marital estate. It is best to hire a family law attorney as soon as you start heading down the path toward divorce, in order to protect your interests and ensure you are treated fairly. As your Springfield property division lawyer, I can guide you through the process of taking inventory of your marital assets and dividing them equitably. I have experience assisting clients with high-valued assets, including real estate businesses, bank accounts, pension division, retirement account and personal property.

Things to Think About Before We Meet

Often, I ask clients questions about their assets they never considered before hiring me. When you visit my Springfield office, we can talk through these questions and then proceed forward. Some questions we should answer together include:

  • Are either of you self-employed?
  • Do either you or your spouse have life insurance policies? What kind?
  • Do either of you have a pension? Was it accrued during the marriage?
  • Do you or your spouse have any IRAs, 401(k)s, etc? When were they accrued?
  • How/who put the down payment on your real estate?
  • Do you have credit card debt? What types of things are charged on the cards?
  • Is there a mortgage on your real estate? What is the principal balance?
  • Are either of you business owners? What type of entity?
  • Do you each have a vehicle? Are there loans on the vehicles?

For Answers About Real Estate and Assets in Divorce, Call a Northampton Attorney

With help from a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney, you can start a new chapter in your life. For a free 30-minute consultation, call 413-315-5518 or contact me online. I handle family law cases throughout central and western Massachusetts.