Dividing Your Assets
No matter how long you have been married, you probably have at least some joint assets that you will need to divide during your divorce. We at Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. can help you determine which assets you should be entitled to, and which you may have to compromise on. The process can be complex and unpleasant, especially if you and your former spouse disagree on what each of you is entitled to. This is why you need the help of a lawyer.
New York is an equitable distribution state, so you are not guaranteed half of what you and your former spouse obtained during the marriage. Instead, lots of details will factor in to deciding what you will get. In addition, your debts will need to be divided fairly. We can help you through this process so you get the best outcome possible.
Making Sure All Assets Have Been Disclosed
If your spouse is afraid you will get more than you deserve, he or she may try to hide assets. This way, you will be cheated out of the items that would be rightfully yours if they were properly disclosed. Fortunately, we can determine if your spouse has hidden any assets. Some common signs we look for include:
- A bank account suddenly being smaller than you remember
- A business owned by your spouse supposedly doing worse than usual
- Investments shrinking or simply disappearing
If you or our team suspects that not all assets are properly accounted for, we can investigate using incredibly helpful resources that can track down what's rightfully yours. You should never have to put up with your spouse lying to you or tricking you out of assets that you share. We refuse to let this occur without consequences to your soon-to-be ex, so let us know immediately if you have reason to believe he or she has hidden any assets.
We Can Help Distribute All Types of Assets
You and your spouse probably share a wide variety of assets that you need to divide. The following are some of the most common types of assets that we can help you split up fairly when you divorce:
- Marital home
- Investment homes
- A business
- Joint or separate checking and savings accounts
- Valuable art
- Insurance plans
- Investment accounts
- Vehicles of all kinds, including RVs and boats
- And more
We have experience helping New York couples properly divide all of these assets. We can use the expertise of forensic accountants to make sure it is all accounted for. We will then decide what constitutes marital property, which will subsequently need to be valued with the help of professionals. Few divorcing couples can properly complete all these tasks within weeks or even months, but our firm has done so multiple times.
We have even dealt with high net worth divorce cases, so you can rest assured that we can handle assets of all kinds. When you want to make sure your assets are fairly distributed,
call Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. at 212-355-0887 or 718-875-7584.