Asset Valuations and Premarital Agreements
Valuation and Division of Marital Assets
The valuation and division of marital assets is often one of the most complex and contentious aspects of a divorce. The family law attorneys at Dickie McCamey are seasoned practitioners with deep experience handling the multitude of issues associated with the valuation and equitable distribution of property. Our lawyers carefully catalogue and evaluate assets, frequently collaborating with colleagues in other practice groups throughout the firm, including Estate Planning and Administration, Corporate Services, and Energy. When necessary, we also work with financial experts and other professionals to assist with complex family law valuations, such as pensions, 401(k) plans, business and professional practices, commercial and residential property, oil and gas rights, and employer stock options.
While we are frequently able to negotiate a settlement or utilize mediation to work out an acceptable property division, there are times when a distribution matter may need to be brought before the court. In Pennsylvania, when parties are unable reach an agreement as to how marital assets and liabilities are to be distributed, the court will make a decision based upon what it deems to be equitable. Our attorneys are familiar with the many factors that courts take into consideration and employ aggressive case strategies to achieve the most favorable property distributions possible for our clients.