Equitable Distribution in Shelby, North Carolina

Our Shelby family law attorneys handle equitable distribution cases in dividing marital property after a divorce.

North Carolina employs equitable distribution in dividing marital (community) property as a result of divorce. Instead of a strict fifty-fifty split, in which each spouse receives exactly one-half of the marital or separate property, equitable distribution looks at a variety of factors including, but not limited to the following:

  • Earning power of the spouses
  • Separate property of the spouses
  • One spouse having done all the work to acquire the property
  • The value that one spouse contributed as the home-maker for the family
  • Economic fault of one spouse in wasting and dissipating marital property
  • Duration of the marriage
  • Age and relative health of the spouses
  • The responsibility for providing for children of the marriage
  • Spousal abuse or marital infidelity

After years of marriage and the accumulation of both assets and debts, you need an experienced family law attorney who can protect your legal interests and is able to effectively advocate these in court. Teddy, Meekins & Talbert attorneys are equipped with the legal expertise and knowledge to help you!

About Teddy, Meekins & Talbert

The law office of Teddy, Meekins & Talbert is located in Shelby, N.C. approximately 40 miles west of Charlotte, N.C. Our mission is to provide aggressive, innovative, and passionate representation for people who are often in the midst of stress and anxiety associated with legal problems.

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