Property Division

Property division is typically one of the most hotly contested parts of any divorce. According to Virginia law, there should be an equitable distribution of all marital property and debts between the two spouses. Equitable doesn't always mean equal. There are a lot of factors that come into play and things can get complicated quickly. It is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to ensure that your interests are protected.

At the Law Office of Stephen J. Kecskes, I work tirelessly to help clients reach agreements in property division disputes. I have been practicing family law in the Virginia Beach area for over 30 years. I have handled contested and uncontested matters and low to high asset distribution. I can also help with issues involving business valuation and other complex property division matters.

Committed To A Fair Settlement

In a contested divorce, the court, upon request of the either party, shall determine the legal title as between the parties, and the ownership and value of all property, real or personal, tangible or intangible, of the parties. The first step in a property division proceeding is to determine which of the property is marital property and which is separate property.

Once all property has been classified as marital or separate, the court shall determine the value of all property, including the following:

  • Real estate, including residences and time shares;
  • Motor vehicles or boats;
  • Civilian or military pensions, profit-sharing or deferred compensation plans, investments and retirement accounts; and
  • Debts, including mortgage, credit cards and income taxes.

Contact My Law Office For A Free Initial Consultation

Contact my office today to discuss your case with a lawyer. I offer a free initial 30-minute consultation which I prefer to conduct at my Virginia Beach office. I am available during regular business hours by appointment.