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Moving Forward: Dividing Marital Property In Minnesota

A divorce represents a new chapter in your life. As you seek to move on, there is often much to rebuild, and the assets that you retain from your marriage can provide a valuable source of stability.

To ensure that you exit your marriage with a fair share of your property, it is prudent to seek legal counsel. I am attorney Jane Van Valkenburg, and I have more than two decades of experience helping individuals protect their interests during divorce. Based in Edina, Minnesota, I offer my clients committed advocacy as they navigate the property division process.

What Does Equitable Distribution Mean For You?

When dividing marital property, the state of Minnesota adheres to the concept of "equitable distribution." What this means is that instead of an objectively even division of assets, a more considered approach is taken in determining what each spouse receives. In the absence of a settlement agreement, a judge will consider several factors when dividing marital property, including:

  • The duration of the marriage
  • The totality of the assets involved
  • The presence of any minor children
  • The incomes of both spouses
  • The potential earning capacity for each spouse going forward

The subjective nature of property division in Minnesota calls for a divorce lawyer who understands the law — particularly in situations involving highly contested assets. There are distinctions between marital and nonmarital property, and certain assets may not be eligible for division. I can employ my considerable experience on your behalf as I seek to give you the resources you need to move forward with your life.

Contact My Office Today For Additional Information

To learn more about property division in divorce, schedule your free consultation. You can reach my office by phone at 952-204-5237, or via email by visiting my contact page.

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