Trusted Guidance On The Division Of Property In Same-Sex Divorce

Same-sex marriage has given many rights to same-sex couples. Among them, rights to marital property in the event of divorce.

In any Indiana marriage — same-sex or traditional — property is to be divided equitably between the couple. At Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., our attorneys are experienced in representing the financial interests of our clients during divorce and the division of property. We provide legal strategies that are customized to the situation and protect the future of our client as he or she starts the next chapter of life.

If you are facing divorce and the division of your and your spouse's property, please call our same-sex property division attorneys today at 317-669-9134 or toll free at 800-461-7459.

Property Division For Same-Sex Couples In Indianapolis

In Indiana, the couple's property is to be divided equitably. This does not necessarily mean 50-50 or what some people would consider a fair and equal split. This is why it is crucial that you have a skilled attorney who understands what the court will consider when handing down a decree.

All property that is accumulated during the marriage is considered marital property and eligible to be divided. Property and assets that have been brought into the marriage or somehow acquired outside the marriage are considered separate property and usually not included in the division.All property and assets must be characterized properly as either separate or marital, though some have been commingled.

Although this distinction seems straightforward, in practice it can be complicated, especially when a property has both premarital and marital characteristics.

Our attorneys have decades of experience representing clients in characterizing and valuing all assets to be included in the divorce. This includes:

  • Asset division
  • Real estate division
  • Retirement account division
  • Investment division

Often we are able to help our clients reach an agreement with their spouse outside of court on the division. If an agreement isn't available, however, we are prepared to present a solid case to the court on what you should be given in the divorce.

The court will take into consideration factors like how much each spouse contributed financially, earning potentials, sacrifices made in career for the marriage, value of significant assets, such as the home, and other related variables.

To learn more about same-sex property division, please contact our law offices today at 317-669-9134 or toll free at 800-461-7459.