Property Division

Omaha’s Property Division Lawyers

At Hightower Reff Law, our lawyers know how to help you if you face the challenges of dividing marital debts and assets during divorce. We know that different financial circumstances require different strategies.

Many Nebraska divorce cases involve middle or upper middle income families with average assets and debt. However, there are situations where higher or lower than average income or debt requires attorneys with special knowledge and experience.

High-net-worth separations and divorces are different from typical divorce cases and require a keen eye for the details of complex finances, and a network of resources to assist with discovery and valuation.

On the other hand, in divorces where there is a high amount of debt, you need a lawyer who knows how to identify resources such as bankruptcy or debt consolidation to protect your interests and your credit score.

Our Experience Will Build Your Confidence

As an equitable distribution state, Nebraska law dictates that during divorce, marital property should be divided “justly and reasonably.” What this means to most people is that although the division of property will be fair in the eyes of the law, it may not necessarily be equal.

When you work with our attorneys, we will explain the law and your options for keeping the marital property that you want. This process begins with looking at the factors the courts will consider should your property division be determined by a judge:

  • The financial health of both parties prior to divorce, and their employment prospects post-divorce.
  • Contributions made to the marriage (e.g., child care, housekeeping, income, etc.).
  • Contributions made to a co-owned or family-owned business.
  • Custody and obligations to children.
  • The length of the marriage.
  • Debts accrued during the marriage.
  • Various other considerations that may apply to your specific situation.

If you and your spouse can reach an amicable settlement regarding the division of your marital property, you can avoid the risk of allowing a judge — who may not completely understand your unique situation — to make the decision for you. If you can’t come to an agreement with your spouse, we will work hard to protect your financial interests at trial.

High-Asset Divorces and Your Options During Property Division

We look to give you options when trying to resolve your divorce. We will use our resources to value your property and businesses, discover any hidden assets, divide retirement accounts and other investments and ultimately offer a comprehensive picture of your finances as you determine whether mediation or litigation is the best way to protect your interests.

Questions about Property Division?

If you are going through a divorce in Douglas, Sarpy, Washington or Cass County in Nebraska, contact Hightower Reff Law to start building a strategy with the goal of protecting your personal and financial interests. Call us today at 402-932-9550 or visit our contact page to schedule a time to come in and talk to one of our attorneys.

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