Equitable Distribution


What Does Equitable Distribution Mean For You?

The most complex area in many divorces is property division. North Carolina is an equitable distribution state, which means marital property must be divided as evenly and fairly as possible. However, this does not require a 50/50 split of assets and debts.

At the North Carolina law firm of Gerrans, Foster & Sargeant, PA, we are committed to guiding our clients through divorce in a way that protects their interests and preserves their assets. Our Kinston equitable distribution attorneys have decades of experience and include a family law specialist who is board-certified by the North Carolina State Bar's Board of Legal Specialization. This means you can count on expert advice and representation.

Performing Cost-Benefit Analyses For Property Division

Our lawyers can help you assert your rights by performing a cost-benefit analysis and fighting aggressively for a division that meets your future needs. Is it worth fighting hard for a few extra assets? We can help you answer that question and go after the best possible result.

Marital assets and debts may include:

  • Military pensions, IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts
  • Houses or real estate
  • Cars, boats and recreational vehicles
  • Furniture, art collections and antiques
  • Family-owned businesses, corporations and LLCs
  • Stocks and stock options
  • Mortgages, credit card debt and other loans

Speak To An Eastern NC Property Division Attorney Today

In any divorce-related asset protection matter, it is wise to engage the help of a skilled lawyer who can make sure you keep the full amount of money and marital assets that you deserve. To learn more about your rights, call 252.522.4500 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation.