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Attorneys Who Can Advise On Property Excluded From Division

In the dissolution of a marriage, your property will be divided consistent with “equitable distribution” in accordance with West Virginia law. Premarital property, gifts, inheritances and other assets may not qualify as a “marital asset” to be divided at the time of dissolution.

If you are seeking to protect property excluded from division, our attorneys at Lyne Ranson Law Offices, PLLC, can help you protect your assets.

Our Charleston lawyers will help you protect your separate property as well as gifts, inheritance or other property acquired after the date of separation. Protect your rights. Contact our offices today at 304-932-0591 or toll free at 304-932-0591.

West Virginia Lawyers Handling Inheritance, Gifts And Divorce Issues

Certain property does not qualify as a marital asset to be divided in a divorce, including:

  • Gifts: Gifts to you that are kept separate from the marital estate may be protected from equitable distribution.
  • Property owned prior to marriage: Property owned prior to the marriage may be protected, at least in part, if you have not taken some action to make it marital, such as commingling it with marital property, or jointly titling it in the name of your spouse.
  • Inheritance: If you inherited property, you may be able to keep it separate from distribution, so long as it was not mingled with other marital assets or jointly titled with your spouse.
  • Property acquired after the date of separation: If you acquired property after you were officially separated, you can seek to establish this property as non-marital and protect it from distribution.
  • Property protected by a prenuptial agreement: Any property protected by a properly drafted premarital agreement may not be subject to equitable distribution.

Defending and securing your fair share in a divorce is difficult, but not impossible with the help of an experienced attorney. We know how to help you identify which assets are outside of the grasp of property division and ensure they stay with you through your divorce.

At our office in Charleston, our West Virginia lawyers have been representing clients through extremely complex and sophisticated cases related to this kind of separate property. We have extensive experience representing clients who are looking to defend their assets and finances that should be separate from the asset division process.

Contact Our Law Firm

Do not lose your opportunity to protect your separate property from division. Our Charleston attorneys will take the necessary steps to ensure that your gifts, inheritance and other property that belong to you are protected from a divorce distribution.

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For more information or to speak with an experienced separate property and property protection lawyer, contact our West Virginia law firm at 304-932-0591 or toll free at 304-932-0591.