Property division lawyers in Westchester County, New York help men and women with the equitable distribution of assets during a divorce. A property settlement agreement for the division of assets can help the parties avoid litigating the issues in court. Other property division cases are resolved by the court at trial. The court may consider the contribution of each party, the tax consequences of the division of the asset, the needs of each party, and other relevant factors. The Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act (UMDA Section 307) provides for other factors including the duration of the marriage, prior marriages, and prenuptial agreements.
Lawyer Referral Service in Westchester County, NY - The Westchester County Bar Association (WCBA) has sponsored a Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) for the past 40 years. Each year, the LRS refers thousands of individuals to local attorneys throughout White Plains, NY, and the surrounding areas of Westchester County. Attorneys that participate in the Lawyer Referral Service agree to provide a 30 minute consultation in exchange for a $40 consultation fee. During the consultation the attorney and client discuss the legal problem, possible solutions and the attorney fees needed for additional representation.