New Windsor Property Division Attorneys
Assisting Clients in Protecting Property During Divorce for More Than 45 Years
Often, when a person thinks of the legal process that involves the protection of property during divorce, he or she will think about how property will be divided in one person's favor. But wouldn't it be more helpful if the property in question wasn't divided at all?
We are the Hudson Valley separate property attorneys of Silver, Forrester & Lesser, P.C., and we assist clients in all aspects of property division. Marital property is generally divided equally, with additions and subtractions up for negotiation based on various factors. The best way to protect a given asset, though, is to have it identified as separate property.
Separate property is not considered part of the marital estate. As such, it won't be divided. All or part of it belongs to one party only. That property or percentage of property simply remains in possession of its owner.
Property that is often identified as separate property includes:
- Inherited funds
- Inherited real estate
- Real estate that was purchased with inherited funds
- Property that is protected by a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
- Property acquired prior to the marriage
We are skilled and knowledgeable regarding identifying property to be left out of the equitable distribution process. We can also assist clients on other sides of separate property disputes. For instance, if your funds or labor contributed to acquisition or upkeep of separate property, you may be entitled to all or a portion. For more information, contact a lawyer at our firm by calling 845-764-4757 or 866-687-1338.