Albuquerque Property Division Attorney

Property division is the essential core of every divorce, whether or not there are children of the marriage. Some couples believe that they are in agreement about how they will divide their property, including:
  • Bank accounts and other cash resources
  • Stocks and bonds, whole life insurance policies, retirement accounts and other marital assets that may render financial resources in the future
  • The marital home
  • Any other real estate
  • Vehicles
  • Household goods
  • Recreational assets such as boats
  • Animals such as household pets or livestock

Arriving At A Property Division Settlement Is Not A Simple Task

However, as they try to craft workable divorce settlements, couples often find that not all assets are easy to divide. New Mexico is a community property state, but property division in divorce is still not easy. Many factors can affect the final property settlement. As New Mexico's first and most experienced family law firm, Atkinson & Kelsey has achieved equitable property settlement agreements for countless clients in situations that span a wide range of marital asset levels.

A Thorough Review Of All Marital Assets Is An Important Beginning

We pay very close attention to all aspects of property division issues, including the division of assets, debts, retirement accounts and pensions. We are committed to the overriding goal of protecting our clients' rights and interests. The key to achieving an equitable property settlement in divorce is to determine the true amount of marital assets, marital debts and separate property. When a couple has modest asset and debt levels, this process can be relatively easy, and Atkinson & Kelsey can provide cost-effective representation in these types of divorce cases.

Business And Asset Valuation

Where the asset and debt situation is complicated, our lawyers use their extensive experience in business and asset valuation to protect our clients. We work with appraisers, accountants and financial professionals who can help determine marital assets and debts and assist during the negotiation or litigation process.

Business Division Attorneys Handling Complex Property Division Issues

Many unique or complicated issues may arise around such valuations and assets as a closely held business, ranch land, an oil or gas royalty stream, an unexercised stock option, or an art collection. We have extensive experience in valuing many types of assets, including both tangible and intangible property, and can protect your interests while working to achieve a property settlement.

We handle every family law matter using the appropriate legal tools, including counseling, mediation, collaborative law and litigation. Our litigation practice includes appellate practice.

Contact An Albuquerque Property Division Lawyer

Need careful asset identification and division? For a consultation with an Albuquerque property division attorney at Atkinson & Kelsey, call 505-796-6238 or write us using this online form.