When Facing Tough Times

During Property Division, It’s Important To Work With A Lawyer Who Focuses On Your Goals

There’s no escaping the fact that for many divorcing couples, the house, cars and other assets are highly contested matters. In some cases, couples may be able to agree on parenting time arrangements and various other matters but hit an impasse when it comes to dividing debts, property and marital assets.

At the Law Office of Curtis M. Garner & Associates, LLC, principal attorney, Curtis M. Garner, emphasizes the importance of checking emotions at the door and approaching difficult divorce issues as objectively as possible. Instead of building false hopes in his clients, he offers honest, straightforward advice that helps resolve matters as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Equitable Division Doesn’t Necessarily Mean The Fair Division Of Property

When it comes to dividing property, it’s difficult to run a line down the middle of your home and ensure both parties get a fair share. That is why contested property division proceedings require the assistance of a skilled attorney who can make sense of the court’s considerations when splitting up the estate. For example, if you want the house, you may have to give up other assets or take on certain debts as a trade-off. In many cases, efficiently moving through the property division phase of a divorce involves weighing the pros and cons of clinging to marital assets.

Some other items that need to be valuated and divided include:

  • Marital debts
  • Investments
  • The family home as well as other properties
  • Life insurance policies
  • Arrangements for trusts and inheritances
  • Retirement investments and pensions
  • Marital and separate properties
  • Family-owned or closely held business valuations

Mr. Garner will work one-on-one with you, listen as you outline what’s most important and implement a strategy that pursues your goals. Whether going through mediation, arbitration or litigation, Mr. Garner will provide the representation and resources you need to resolve your issue.

A Lawyer Who Will Listen To You And Offer Honest Advice

To schedule a consultation with Curtis M. Garner, contact the Law Office of Curtis M. Garner & Associates, LLC, in Springfield, Missouri, by calling at 417-865-5297. You can also reach the firm by submitting an online contact form.