Marital property can include property obtained during the marriage, as well as retirement and other benefits, regardless of whose name it is in. During a divorce, the marital property must be divided between the parties. Alabama is an “equitable distribution” state. This does not mean “equal” or “half”, but rather what the court considers fair. Generally, the courts accept a fair division that has been agreed upon by the parties, however if an agreement cannot be reached, the court will divide the marital property.
The attorneys in our office have the experience to advise and assist you regarding the division of your property.