Achieving An Equitable Distribution Of Your Marital Estate

Property division can be legally, financially and emotionally complex. You worry about getting your fair share. You worry about an expensive "war of the roses." You wonder how on earth it is possible to untangle the knots of what you own and what you owe.

At Haller & Imbarlina, P.C., we have been doing this for 30 years. Through negotiated agreements, contested divorce proceedings and sometimes a combination approach, we provide the strong, fair and compassionate representation you need for sorting out your estate and moving forward from divorce with your interests intact.

Our experienced and compassionate lawyers handle divorces in Butler County and surrounding counties of Pennsylvania. Schedule a confidential consultation to explore asset division and other considerations in a confidential setting.

Splitting Up What You Have Acquired Together

Pennsylvania law calls for an equitable distribution of your marital assets and liabilities. This does not necessarily mean a 50-50 split, but it does mean that both spouses have an interest regardless of who was the breadwinner or whose name is on the title.

No matter how complex your estate or how contentious your divorce, our team can guide you to a fair and reasonable distribution. We have experience with:

  • Separate property vs. marital property
  • Possession or sale of the marital home
  • Quit claim deeds to remove a spouse from the title
  • Pensions and retirement savings
  • Stocks and investments
  • Closely held businesses
  • Cars, jewelry and valuables
  • Joint loans and debts
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Property transfers and hidden assets

We sometimes retain business valuation experts, appraisers, forensic accountants and other professionals to locate assets or gauge their value. Much of our work is in the creative bartering and balancing, such as compensating a spouse for equity in the house or a business, or for taking on the lion's share of debt. We will advocate strongly for your interests and your priorities without resorting to unnecessary litigation.

Even complex estates are amenable to collaborative divorce if both of you are committed to an out-of-court solution. We are happy to explore this alternative approach and whether you are good candidates.

To discuss property division with an attorney, call our Cranberry Township law office at 724-935-0820 or contact us online.