Arizona Divorce Attorney Guiding You Through Asset and Debt Division

The division of assets and debts under Arizona community property law can be one of the most complex aspects of divorce. If it is not done properly, based on all relevant information, the results can do serious injustice to one party or the other.

Property division lawyer Kyle Scoresby and his staff at Scoresby Family Law and Scottsdale Family Law take a detailed and thorough approach to documenting the facts and pursuing fair division of marital property and debts. With more than 20 years of family law experience, he knows how to best approach property division matters. Contact our offices in Mesa and Scottsdale to schedule a consultation.

Mr. Scoresby Will Work to Accurately Identify Community Property

Arizona is a community property state. This means that when a couple gets married, all property acquired by either spouse during the marriage belongs to both spouses jointly, with a few exceptions including property addressed in a prenuptial agreement.

If you get divorced, you are generally entitled to 50 percent of the total value of your and your spouse’s community property.

The first step Mr. Scoresby will take to help you obtain a fair division of property is to correctly identify all property owned by both spouses and determine whether the property is legally community property or separate property. If your spouse has been hiding assets, this may require the use of investigators.

Focused on Fairly Dividing Simple and Complex Assets and Debts

Once the community property is identified, it needs to be divided. Since not every marital asset can be divided 50/50, this may involve some trade-offs. It may also involve complex arrangements for dividing the proceeds from things like retirement accounts, business interests and investments.

Debts may also need to be divided. If so, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands the potential future consequences of debt division.

Contact an Attorney Skilled at Handling a Range of Property Division Concerns

Scoresby Family Law and Scottsdale Family Law handle a full range of property division circumstances, from simple estates to complex asset holdings and debts. Mr. Scoresby also assists unmarried people with the division of property acquired during cohabitation. Don’t hesitate to contact our offices to learn more.