Property Division Attorney

Property division is an essential component of the divorce process. Yet, perhaps more than any other area of family law, property division is an exhaustive undertaking. It requires identifying and valuing the entirety of your estate.

Virginia adheres to an equitable distribution approach to property division. The property of both spouses must be analyzed and characterized as either marital (and subject to division) or separate (and typically not subject to division). The court will then assess numerous fact-specific considerations to determine a fair and just arrangement.

Unparalleled Experience

Divorce can significantly impact both parties' finances. Protecting your property interests — and your financial future — can ease the transition into post-divorce life.

At Ryland & Merchak, PC, we appreciate the importance of laying a firm groundwork for success in all aspects of divorce, including property division. Our family law attorney, Sally Hook Merchak, draws on more than 30 years of experience to provide results-oriented representation.

Well-Equipped To Handle Complex Issues

Property division often gives rise to complicated issues. We are well-versed in the intricacies of complex property division such as QDROs (qualified domestic relations orders) for retirement plans and pensions. In military divorce cases, we can guide you through the unique issues regarding military benefits and pensions. We also routinely handle cases that require conducting business valuations.

Protecting Your Interests Through Vigorous Advocacy

Trial preparation is a critical component of building a strong case, even if your case eventually gets resolved out of court. We are always prepared to take cases to trial. At the same time, when appropriate, we also assist clients in pursuing full or partial resolution of property issues through vigorous settlement negotiations.

Our attorney can aid you in crafting a strategic approach. We can advocate for your interests in negotiations, evaluate and propose workable agreements, and advise you of the practical implications of particular outcomes. Applying a keen eye for detail, our attorney can draft a carefully constructed property settlement agreement (PSA) to fit your unique needs and goals.

Arrange A Confidential Consultation

To learn more about division of marital assets and to arrange a confidential consultation with a skilled and experienced attorney, please contact our office at 703-496-5273. Based in Woodbridge, our lawyer handles property division and other aspects of divorce throughout Northern Virginia.