Divorce Lawyers with Determination for Equitable Division of Property
Dedicated to fair division of marital assets
At Goldberg Sager & Associates in Brooklyn, New York, our experienced family law attorneys assist clients with the division of marital property at the time of divorce. We have more than 25 years of experience handling these legal matters for clients across New York City and the surrounding communities. We also serve out-of-state clients
Our firm has a reputation for professional representation and responsive service. As our client, you can expect to be treated with respect and consideration. Our decades of legal experience have taught us that family and divorce law matters require a unique approach — a combination of sensitivity and knowledgeable guidance. Whether you need assistance with a contested or uncontested divorce, our Brooklyn attorneys have the skill and dedication to help you reach your goals.
Division of marital assets
While not generally split 50/50, all assets acquired during the marriage are subject to equitable distribution during the divorce. The division of marital property or the splitting of joint assets typically applies to the marital home, real estate, pensions and bank accounts.
Marital debt must also be divided
Our asset division attorneys can help you uncover marital debt. It is important to make sure that all potential sources of debt are discovered before your settlement is made final, as a court is unlikely to permit a later modification to the division of marital property. For instance, if your name appears on your spouse’s credit card, you are still responsible for any debt incurred on it. Additionally, if your spouse fails to make payments due on the card after the divorce and the debt is not accounted for in the divorce settlement, you have no recourse but to pay.
Factors used in property division
The division of marital property is subject to a number of factors. Our attorneys explain these factors and how they apply specifically to your situation. The court considers:
- Length of marriage
- Health of divorcing spouses
- Age of spouses
- Monetary contribution to the marriage (as provider or homemaker)
Our attorneys can counsel you on the best ways to inventory your assets and let you know what to expect from the process.
As a divorce attorney in Brooklyn, Karen Goldberg Sager is a well-respected practitioner in the field of family and marital law, with extensive experience in marital asset division. She leads our firm in advising clients throughout the divorce process.
Qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs)
We also handle issues related to qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) that deal with retirement plan assets and provide for the distribution of pensions. Throughout the NYC metro area, our divorce lawyers can help you secure the appraisal of assets for true value. In the case of the marital home, the appraisal considers the value of the home, the amount owed and the equity.
Contact us for experienced property division guidance
Goldberg Sager & Associates understands that resolving issues related to the division of property and assets can be stressful. Our team is here to assist you at every turn of your divorce proceeding. Contact us online or call us at 718-514-9516 or toll free at for experienced family law representation.