Property Division Lawyer in Hawaii

Property Division Lawyer in Hawaii

Property Division in Honolulu Divorce Cases

Finances may be one of the contested issues during your Hawaii divorce. While both parties want the final division of marital assets and debts to be fair, they will often have different ideas as to what “fair” is. You may feel that you contributed more to the marriage than your spouse, or perhaps your contributions to the marriage can’t be quantified in monetary terms, but you still feel as though you were an equal partner in the marriage. For these reasons, parties will often have strong feelings about how marital property should be divided in the property division part of their Hawaii divorce case.

Hawaii’s divorce property division law is, generally, complex. The Hawaii Family Court has adopted the “martial partnership model” as a means to ensure that the final division of property in Hawaii divorce cases is fair and equitable to both parties. Generally, this means that marital assets and debts are distributed equally to each party. However, the Hawaii Family Court has broad discretion and will consider whether there are equitable considerations to justify deviating from an equal “50/50” distribution.

Experienced Hawaii Lawyer will help get you an Equitable Settlement

If you and your spouse cannot agree on how to divide your marital property, you will need to be prepared to support your position in Hawaii Family Court. It will be critical to know the values of all of the disputed assets, which may include real estate, retirement accounts, and/or investments. If you believe there are reasons that support a deviation from an equal division of your marital assets, you will need to be prepared to show how such a deviation is justified.

As an experienced Hawaii family law attorney, I have helped numerous clients obtain favorable results in their property division cases. These cases are most often settled out of court, often with the assistance of a professional mediator. I am a skilled negotiator and litigator that will put these skills to work for you to get the best result possible in your Hawaii property division case.

Hawaii Property Division

Property Division in Honolulu Divorce Cases

Finances may be one of the contested issues during your Hawaii divorce. While both parties want the final division of marital assets and debts to be fair, they will often have different ideas as to what “fair” is. You may feel that you contributed more to the marriage than your spouse, or perhaps your contributions to the marriage can’t be quantified in monetary terms, but you still feel as though you were an equal partner in the marriage. For these reasons, parties will often have strong feelings about how marital property should be divided in the property division part of their Hawaii divorce case.

Hawaii’s divorce property division law is, generally, complex. The Hawaii Family Court has adopted the “martial partnership model” as a means to ensure that the final division of property in Hawaii divorce cases is fair and equitable to both parties. Generally, this means that marital assets and debts are distributed equally to each party. However, the Hawaii Family Court has broad discretion and will consider whether there are equitable considerations to justify deviating from an equal “50/50” distribution.

Experienced Hawaii Lawyer will help get you an Equitable Settlement

If you and your spouse cannot agree on how to divide your marital property, you will need to be prepared to support your position in Hawaii Family Court. It will be critical to know the values of all of the disputed assets, which may include real estate, retirement accounts, and/or investments. If you believe there are reasons that support a deviation from an equal division of your marital assets, you will need to be prepared to show how such a deviation is justified.

As an experienced Hawaii family law attorney, I have helped numerous clients obtain favorable results in their property division cases. These cases are most often settled out of court, often with the assistance of a professional mediator. I am a skilled negotiator and litigator that will put these skills to work for you to get the best result possible in your Hawaii property division case.

Hawaii Property Division