During the course of a marriage, spouses obtain properties, cars, household furnishings, debts, retirement, savings, etc. When the marriage comes to an end all of these things, commonly known as "marital property" must be equitably distributed among the spouses. The division is not necessarily equal, but must be "fair." All assets and liabilities must be listed and valued. The parties and their attorneys begin the negotiation process to equitably distribute all marital property with the assistance of a third party neutral through a process called mediation. If mediation is unsuccessful, the parties will proceed with trial.
Information regarding the following items will assist us in determining how your marital property may be equitably distributed, be it by agreement of the parties or by court order. Please provide Rutherford Robertson, P.A. with as much information as possible with respect to the following: