Division of Complex Marital Assets

Property Division, Asset Protection and Divorce

A complex marital estate is one in which the status of major assets or property is in question. In other words, it is difficult to determine whether a home, a family business or an investment account is joint marital property (subject to division in divorce) or separate property (not subject to division).

At the Huntsville, Alabama, law firm of Shelley L. Bilbrey, PC, we have the experience and skill to assist you in finding real solutions to the division of property and assets and allocation of debt in complex marital estates. We can help you come up with a plan that is fair and that protects the value of important personal and business assets. Contact us today for an informative and confidential consultation.

Property Division in Alabama

Basically, there is a two step process in property division. First, the assets must be divided between joint assets, subject to division, and separate assets, not subject to division. Then, the precise value of assets must be determined.

If you or your spouse hold an interest in a family business or are a minority shareholder in an LLC or professional partnership, the division of these assets in divorce should first start with an accurate appraisal. At the law firm of Shelley L. Bilbrey, PC, your attorney will work with independent experts to provide a fair market value analysis based on an understanding of the market in northern Alabama.


Our goal is to enable our clients to come to a fair and equitable property division settlement without the need to go to court. If it is necessary to litigate the matter, experienced divorce trial lawyer Shelley L. Bilbrey is prepared to fight for your interests in court.

To schedule an initial consultation at our office in Huntsville, call us at 256-513-6405 or contact us by e-mail now. You may also continue reading to learn more about the division of non-community property in divorce.

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