Each spouse is entitled to an “equitable” share of the assets acquired during the marriage. “Equitable” does not necessarily mean equal. The Judge will decide or you will reach an agreement as to your share based upon a number of factors including the length of the marriage, the age and physical and emotional health of the parties, the standard of living established during the marriage, the nature and value of the particular asset, the method in which the asset was acquired, and you and your spouse’s particular need with respect to the asset, and any other factors which may be relevant to your particular case.

Your attorney will review the facts surrounding the acquisition of all of the marital assets with you and make recommendations concerning the distribution of each asset depending upon the factors affecting that asset and the overall case.