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" Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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" Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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The Emotional Side of Property Division

The end of a relationship is always a difficult time. When that also includes division of property, things become both more complicated and more emotionally weighty. In some cases, the couple can draw up a plan and everything proceeds smoothly. In other cases, the interaction becomes acrimonious, plans fall through, and the process is more challenging. The issue for you is that there is often no way to tell how it will go until it happens. That is why it is important for you to retain a lawyer well before things become potentially toxic.

Getting A Property Division Lawyer is a Wise Move

From the beginning, lawyers representing each side of a property division process can help the couple to create an organized plan for division that is in accordance with the law and represents the interests of both parties. The lawyers will provide a calming effect on the proceedings by channeling everything through the official and legal platforms. A good lawyer with experience will also know what kind of property division agreements are most likely to succeed and what points of dispute tend to flare up into greater conflict. Even if things seem to be working out, it is a good precautionary measure to get lawyers involved at the start of the process. They can help with the paperwork and other tasks that you need to complete while advising you about the court, precedent, and how you can settle on an equitable division.

After the first phase is over, several things can happen. One or more parties can change their emotional stance. For example, if they were very aggressive early on, they can mellow out and adjust to the process.

The opposite can also happen- people can realize how passionate they are about making sure they get their things. In either case, lawyers can provide a channel and a method for communication. Doing the negotiation through lawyers helps to codify and solidify the distribution of property. Moreover, the presence of the lawyers short-circuits the tendency that can sometimes happen where couples attempt to re-engage with old fights and disputes. It is much less tempting to do this when it is a lawyer on the other end of the phone or email.

What to Tell Your Property Division Lawyer

A lawyer is someone who will represent your interests. Their job is not to keep the peace or to make sure things are even: they work for you and you alone. Typically, during a division of property you will have an early meeting with your lawyer where you talk about your big-picture goals for how it will work, if there are any non-negotiables or things that are off the table, and how you want everything to go. This meeting is key and you have to be open and honest about what you want so that your lawyer can work to help you get it. That doesn’t mean that you need to give them the whole story of the relationship, but that you shouldn’t hold back about what you want to get out of the process.

Sentimental Value

You might expect that major items like cars and houses would be sticking points, but issues often come up around objects of sentimental value. These might be small and have little value on their own, but they become suddenly important. Once again, the lawyers work through items of any size and value. It can be hard to deal with things that cannot be split in half, so it is important to keep an objective list of what property is going to each person.

Marital Property vs Separate Property

In Kings County, all the property that a couple acquires in marriage is considered as a communal or marital property. The collection of these is called the marital estate.  For this reason, it should be shared equitably between the spouses. Factors including the value increase of property or real estate accompanied by the retirement accounts have to be included in the divorce property division. The exception to this is inheritances and gifts.

When you married your spouse, you may have already been in possession of property, cash savings or investments.  Your spouse may have come into the marriage with their own property, cash and/or investments, too.  These items are referred to as separate property.  You and your spouse have the ability to exclude specific pieces of property from the marital estate by entering into some form of legal marital agreement, such as a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. On the other hand, without the existence of a written and signed agreement, the presumption is that all of property acquired during the marriage is indiscriminately classed as marital property.  Inheritances, personal injury/worker’s compensation awards for pain and suffering and any third-party gifts are all exceptions to this rule

Frequently Asked Property Division Questions that May Arise

Having a Business in Marriage

If one spouse came into the marriage owning a business, and then the value of the business grew during the course of marriage, is any share of the business considered marital property?

The Family Residence

If you bought your home together as a married couple, and the idea of selling it to split up the proceeds between them is not a practical solution, then which spouse can continue to live in the home?  Will that spouse be required to buy out the other spouse’s share?

Questions about Retirement Funds

In cases where one spouse compiled a great deal of retirement savings over the years of the marriage, is the other spouse entitled to any portion of those savings? If they are, how would those funds be split up?

You should have your Brooklyn property division lawyer who has experience handling these and a wide range of other situations that may come up in the property division part of your divorce.

The Final Stage of Property Division

The next step is to finalize the agreement and then proceed to actually take possession of the right items. Again, do not be surprised if things go poorly. There is a lot of pent-up emotion running through this process. That is why it is so much better to have plans worked out ahead of time and let the lawyers handle it all. Our firm has years of experience in dealing with property division under New York law, which has its own sets of challenges. We will stand by your side and represent your interests as we have done with our many previous satisfied clients. Our track record is strong. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and we know what kind of effect this can have on you, so our team is always professional, courteous, and supportive. Don’t want for things to become complicated: get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation where we can learn more about each other and settle on a strategy


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
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Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
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debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

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Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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