Knowledge And Experience Are What Matter
Dividing Marital Property Can Be Complicated. Getting An Experienced Attorney Is Vital.
A divorce is a uniquely stressful undertaking. Aside from confronting the dissolution of your marriage, you must also look ahead to what your next chapter may be. As you seek to move forward, the assets you retain to help rebuild your life are important, and how you choose to protect them matters.
Certified Mediator, Years Of Legal Experience
Ballinger Law Firm can help. Founding attorney, Beverly Ballinger, is well-versed in helping individuals in Mount Pleasant and Charleston, as well as, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties, who seek to divide their marital property in a manner that best benefits them. She has 33 years of legal experience, the majority of which has been in family law. She is also a Certified Family Court Mediator.
We understand how South Carolina state law views marital assets, and we can help you better position yourself for a favorable outcome.
How Are Assets Divided In A South Carolina Divorce?
The state of South Carolina adheres to equitable distribution laws as they pertain to marital property. That means all property acquired during the length of a marriage is eligible for division. Property that is acquired by a spouse prior to marriage or via inheritance is usually not subject to division. This is also true for any property that is noted in a prenuptial agreement.
Factors Courts Consider
If the matter should go to court, more than 15 factors will be considered when dividing the marital property, some of which include the following:
- The duration of the marriage
- Marital misconduct or fault
- Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage
- Child custody obligations
- Health of each spouse
- The income of each spouse
- Nonmarital property of each spouse
Because of what is at stake, you can ill afford to face marital property division proceedings alone. By turning to the services of an effective attorney, you can strengthen your position and stand a better chance of getting what you deserve.