The division of property in a divorce action can prove highly contentious, particularly in cases involving substantial assets or privately-owned businesses. Pierce Law Offices has extensive experience in cases involving complex marital assets, as well as simpler, more straight-forward cases. Our firm will provide aggressive representation to protect your rights and property. We can explain your rights, explore the unique aspects of your case, and discuss the legal strategies we can take to affirm your rights and protect your assets.
As a community property state, Washington courts place strong emphasis on differentiating separate property from marital property. In many cases, this can be a difficult task. The longer a marriage lasts, the easier it is for a separate asset to become mingled with community assets. Tracing the origins of these assets and how they were transformed requires knowledge, training, and experience. A case involving a privately-owned business presents other problems that only an experienced lawyer can resolve.
Unlike matters such as child custody and child support, in property division issues, the legal guidelines are vague and less distinct. An experienced attorney can make a difference in the outcome.
Attorney Rodney G. Pierce has handled a large number of complex marital property cases involving significant assets and privately-owned businesses. Having passed his CPA examination, and worked for the IRS, he understands how to evaluate these cases. When needed, the firm can call upon forensic accountants, financial analysts, and business valuation specialists to investigate and analyze the situation.
Depending on your situation, we will develop a legal strategy designed to achieve your objectives while protecting your property rights. Pierce Law Offices, thorough analysis and careful case preparation, can often put our client in a strong position to achieve their goals, whether that comes via a settlement or litigation.