Dividing Property: Not an Automatic 50-50 Split
Missouri is an equitable division state, meaning assets in a divorce will be divided in a way that a judge deems to be fair (equitable). Fair does not necessarily mean a 50-50 split. Due to the fact that a judge’s determination of what is fair will ultimately decide how your assets are divided, you need to have an insightful attorney advocating for you and show the judge what you believe would be a fair split of your property.
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At The Service Law Offices, our experienced family law attorneys have helped many clients — with assets of all types and sizes — get through the property division phase of the divorce process. We work tirelessly to help our clients keep a proper share of assets, and to make sure that our clients’ voices are heard by the family court judge.
Some of the most complicated asset division issues that we help clients address involve:
- Cars, trucks and other vehicles
- Houses and real estate
- Retirement accounts (401(k)s, IRAs, state and military pensions) divided by qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)
- Small business ownership interests
Regardless of the assets involved, we have found that many times disputes about the property are less about actually wanting the property and more about fighting with a soon-to-be former spouse. We help our clients keep their wits about them, and keep them focused on the goal of getting through a divorce and gaining a fresh start in life.
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Debunking Some Real Estate Myths
I have a real estate broker so I don't need a lawyer.
A real estate broker is paid to close deals, not to look out for your interests. They are not qualified to offer legal advice and may not be too concerned about the finer details of your contract. Legal advice from an experienced real estate attorney protects your interests and helps avoid significant issues down the road.
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The pricing is determined by the firm you choose, but there are many quality real estate attorneys that perform basic real estate services like title searches, contract reviews, and closings for very reasonable fees. In any case, it is much more affordable then ending up in costly litigation due to issues that were easily avoidable.
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A good real estate attorney should actually make your transaction go more smoothly. We reduce the chances of last-second surprises that delay or disrupt your transaction by doing our due-diligence up front.
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