Property Division

A marriage is not unlike a business partnership. When you decide to get married, you enter into a contract that involves shared assets and liabilities. If you and your spouse have a dispute, those assets and liabilities will likely become a big point of contention.

Don't Give In — Make Sure You Get What You Need

At Storey Law Office in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, I emphasize financial responsibility and thoughtful planning for my family law clients. In many cases, people come to me wanting to simply put the dispute behind them. They're almost eager to tell their spouses, "Just take it all — I just want to cut ties with you."

As tempting as that sounds, divorce is not as cut-and-dried as that. You are well-advised to stand up for your individual rights as a partner in your marriage. You should be able to walk away on stable financial footing, especially because those finances will influence your life for years to come. An experienced lawyer can help make that happen.

Property Division For Families With Complex Assets

Your family home, your personal property — these are things that often cause big arguments in a divorce. But what about the assets that secure your future?

Whether you and your spouse still have young children together or you have been married for decades, you need to consider fair and equitable division of:

  • Retirement savings and pension division
  • Investments and stock options
  • Family-owned businesses
  • Investment property
  • Health insurance coverage and long-term care
  • Spousal support/maintenance (alimony)

Choose Your Battles Wisely

Getting a favorable result does not mean you need to enter into drawn-out litigation. After more than 30 years of experience, I know that many clients are best served by negotiating with their spouses and retaining some power in the decision-making process. The trick is knowing when to be flexible and when to stand your ground under the law. I can guide you through this process and be the strong advocate you need.

Before you give up your rights or your financial security in divorce and property division, contact my office in Anoka County and arrange a free initial consultation with me, attorney Jeffrey J. Storey.