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Need to Protect Your Assets?
Our Aggressive Connecticut Divorce Attorneys are Dominant, Thorough, and Resourceful
Connecticut is an equitable distribution state, which means that all property brought into the marriage and all property acquired during the marriage is subject to equitable distribution. One of the qualified Fairfield County divorce attorneys at Siegel, Reilly & Conlon, LLC, can advise you of your rights regarding the division of marital assets.
What is Equitable Distribution?
If the parties cannot agree on the distribution of assets, the court will divide the assets using the principles of equitable distribution. Our Connecticut divorce lawyers understand that equitable does not necessarily mean equal and the Court determines what each spouse will receive by using several statutory factors.
Factors in Determining Equitable Distribution
There are several factors the court uses when determining equitable distribution in a contested divorce:
The court also considers the contributions made to the marriage by each of the parties (i.e. monetary contributions or contributions via homemaking). Courts consider homemaking a contribution. When one party is a homemaker or the primary parent, it affords the other party the ability to further his or her career.
Contact Connecticut divorce attorneys at Siegel, Reilly & Conlon, LLC, to receive advice as to your rights regarding the marital home and other marital property.