What is equitable distribution?

Equitable distribution is the distribution of property and debt obligations during divorce proceedings. Most state courts use a system of equitable distribution and consider both the marital property and the separate property of the couple filing the divorce proceedings. Other factors considered to be equitable distribution often include objective factors such as the duration of the marriage and the spouse's age and relative health. If you're going through a divorce, enter your ZIP code below to consult with a local divorce attorney.

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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