Property Division

Because divorce separates a household between two former spouses, every asset that you own may be called into question. For this reason, it is imperative that you consult a knowledgeable family law attorney who can protect your rightful share of property and finances.

Alabama laws do not automatically grant each spouse an equal value of marital assets, which means that you may require professional legal help to secure a truly fair property division. Our lawyer can passionately advocate for your financial and sentimental needs before a civil judge.

Our Comprehensive Approach

At J. Timothy Smith P.C., we diligently identify every asset of which you may have ownership through your marriage. Without the close attention of an attorney, valuable property may be overlooked by the court, leading to an unfair judgment.

Marital properties at stake during your divorce might include:

  • Real estate
  • Investments
  • Vehicles
  • Retirement accounts, including the division of pension benefits
  • Businesses
  • Pets
  • Unique items such as art collections, memorabilia, firearms and jewelry

The division of assets is not solely dependent upon who originally purchased the item or whose name appears on the title. Instead, courts consider multiple factors regarding the type of asset, frequency of use, each spouse's needs and the fairness of the overall award. We are prepared to take a stand and show the court the strength of your claim to each asset based on these factors.

We also investigate whether alimony and other forms of spousal support could be a possibility in your divorce case. Alimony may particularly be a concern for stay-at-home parents and couples with significantly diverse incomes in the Birmingham area.

Consult Us Regarding Your Rights To Property

Our family law firm recognizes that your chief concern may be to obtain a fair portion of property from your marriage. Alabama imposes several related rules upon divorcees, and you should learn about them as soon as possible to avoid losing certain assets. Message us online, or call the firm at 205-208-7974 to begin planning your case.