St. Louis Property Division Lawyers

Missouri Division of Assets Lawyer

Next to issues involving children, the division of marital debts and assets prove to be the most contentious in a divorce. It is important to have assertive representation during the divorce process to protect your rights and interests.

The Law Office of Amy L. Gervich is an experienced divorce and family law firm serving the greater St. Louis, Missouri, area, including Clayton. We work diligently to achieve the best result in every case we handle and are not reluctant to go to court if that is necessary.

For help and advice regarding a property division matter, contact our firm.

Identifying, Valuing and Dividing Assets

In Missouri, marital assets and debts are subject to division. These are defined as assets and debts acquired during marriage, with exceptions for inheritances and certain gifts. Assets and debts acquired before the marriage are considered separate and are not subject to division. This sounds simple, but generally speaking, the longer a marriage lasts, the more difficult it becomes to distinguish between separate and marital property.

For example, let's say a couple pools their separate savings to buy a house. Over the years, they incur maintenance and repair costs, make significant improvements and the house increases in value. All of those effects must be traced and accounted for.

At the Law Office of Amy L. Gervich, we have extensive experience in property division matters, including complex property division cases. We understand how to identify separate property and trace its transformation into marital property. In most cases, our proactive and thorough case preparation techniques enable us to negotiate a fair and acceptable settlement for our client. If necessary, the Law Office of Amy L. Gervich will provide aggressive representation at trial to achieve your goals.

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Contact the Law Office of Amy L. Gervich for a free initial consultation with one of our St. Louis property division attorneys.