Rhode Island Property Settlement Lawyers
Handling Marital Property Division
One complex issue that often stems from divorce cases is marital property settlement. Our Rhode Island property settlement lawyers at McIntyre Tate LLP understand the complexities of property division. We have more than 150 years of combined experience representing clients in divorce proceedings and assisting them with the resulting property division and family law issues.
Understanding Equitable Distribution Laws
Rhode Island is an equitable distribution state, which means that marital assets, property, liabilities, and debt are not necessarily divided 50/50. Rather, if you have to go to litigation to reach a settlement in property division, the court will divide them in a manner that is considered "fair and equitable." We can assist you in understanding what this means in your specific situation and how we may be able to pursue the property and assets you wish to obtain or retain.
- Many different types of assets and property are subject to division under Rhode Island law, such as:
- 401K plans
- Retirement benefits
- Homes and other real estate
- Family businesses
Getting an accurate inventory of all assets is essential to the marital property settlement process. Our firm is also skilled at handling cases in which a spouse is suspected of having hidden assets. We enlist the assistance of forensic accountants and other investigators to trace and uncover hidden assets.
Reorganization of Marital Assets & Businesses
We utilize a range of resources and experts to ensure that a comprehensive evaluation of any professional practice, closely held business, or family owned business venture is completed. These businesses are subject to division, and in order to get the marital property settlement that you deserve, it is important that the potential and earnings of these businesses be assessed. Our firm also assists in reorganizing assets in order to keep these businesses open after a marital property settlement is completed.
To discuss your case and options with a Rhode Island marital property settlement attorney, contact our firm.