Rockville Divorce Attorneys Guide Clients Through the Complicated Process of Dividing Marital Property

Recognized across Maryland and Washington D.C. for proficiency in division of marital property disputes

For many couples, dividing assets and property during divorce can be one of the more challenging aspects of the process. Establishing an independent household post-divorce can be expensive, so there is much on the line when it comes to dividing the marital estate. At Jo Benson Fogel, P.A. in Rockville, our divorce and division of marital property attorneys have more than three decades of combined expertise helping families through this complicated process. If you are facing a divorce, it is important to have reputable legal representation by your side, to preserve your rights to valuable assets and property.

Safeguarding individual assets so that you are best positioned to succeed financially after divorce

Under Maryland law, most property and assets acquired during marriage are subject to equitable division during divorce. Equitable does not mean equal; rather, this standard requires a fair distribution between spouses. There are important exceptions, however, that a family law attorney can leverage to protect assets that are rightfully yours. Some common types of property generally not subject to division during divorce include:

  • Real estate and assets acquired before the marriage
  • Assets acquired through inheritance
  • Property received as a gift
  • Assets that can be traced to gifts, inheritance, or assets acquired before the marriage

Identifying and distinguishing individual property from the marital estate is more onerous than it seems on its face. A Rockville divorce and division of marital property attorney can walk you through this process, focusing on shielding your individual assets.

World-class representation in divorce mediation and settlement negotiations

The court will decide issues pertaining to the division of property in the event you cannot reach agreement with your spouse. However, because you and your spouse both appreciate the sentimental value of the assets comprising the marital estate, it is often preferable to divide property outside of the courtroom. The stakes can be very high in divorce negotiations. With more than 30 years of collective experience in complex divorce negotiation and mediation, our family law attorneys are prepared to advocate aggressively on your behalf.

Unmatched expertise dividing retirement account income for clients in Potomac, Silver Spring, Bethesda, and surrounding cities

Retirement benefits, pension plans, savings accounts, and other investments are generally considered part of the marital estate. The valuation and division of these assets are inherently difficult and often problematic. Imputing future income from retirement benefits, especially when there are multiple accounts, requires expertise that not every family law lawyer possesses. Our Rockville divorce attorneys concentrate on assisting clients with disputes over projected income from retirement benefits. With unrivaled skill, we are the first choice for divorce and property division disputes.

Contact our Rockville division of property lawyers and  benefit from decades of experience in complex division of marital asset divorce cases

Recognized across Maryland and Washington, D.C. for protecting clients’ marital estates, the Rockville divorce attorneys at Jo Benson Fogel, P.A. are a trusted source for individuals facing the daunting prospect of divorce or separation. Call (301) 468-2288 or contact us online today. Do not trust your financial future to second-tier legal representation.


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