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A key part of any divorce agreement is dividing a couple’s assets or debts, which are called “marital property.” The legal term for this division is “equitable distribution.” While the term suggests that assets will be divided equitably, or fairly, this is not always true. In fact, in some cases, it is not at all fair to divide the assets evenly. Because of this, property division can a very contentious part of the divorce process.
Before attempting to divide your property on your own, engage an attorney who is experienced in handling equitable distribution cases in North Carolina courts. This is the best way to ensure that you are receiving the property you are entitled without unknowingly giving up your rights to it.