Little Rock Area Lawyers for Matters of Property Division

You helped build your estate, and you are entitled to your share in the divorce. At Robertson, Oswalt and Associates, we are dedicated to protecting your interests — your share — by advocating forcefully for you in matters of property division. Our attorneys take a thorough and effective approach with one goal in mind: supporting you today so that your tomorrow is brighter.

The Law on Property Division in Arkansas

Arkansas is an equitable property division state. Generally, all property accrued during the marriage will be equally divided, including real estate, retirement accounts and other types of assets. However, the courts can divide the property unequally, if equity so dictates.

However, arguments for unequal distribution based on your specific case can be made. In certain situations when dividing martial property unequally, the court considers certain factors.

For example, if there is a huge disparity in income, you can make an argument that the earning spouse should pay more of the debt. If one spouse took trips alone, or took out many student loans, they may be held responsible for a greater share of the marital debt. Medical bills related to one party or the other usually go to one party, unless there is a huge disparity in income.

Dividing Real Estate

When it comes to real estate, if the parties have not agreed to sell it on the private market or to otherwise split the equity in it, Arkansas courts have no authority to order a private sale. The court only has the authority to order an auction, which is often not as favorable for the parties.

It is often best to settle your property issues before going in front of the judge. At Robertson, Oswalt and Associates, we do our best to protect our clients' interests. Often this is through settlement. We also use other forms of alternative dispute resolution, but we do not hesitate to resort to forceful litigation in order to protect you.

Contact Lawyers Dedicated to Protecting Your Interests

Contact Robertson, Oswalt and Associates, by calling 501-588-4451 or 866-311-3815 to schedule a consultation about property division or divorce asset protection. Dedicated to providing cost-effective legal representation, we accept Visa and MasterCard. Payment plans are available.