Equitable Distribution of Assets

Property Division Lawyer in Fredericksburg

Secure Your Financial Future with Equitable Property Division in Virginia

Of all the matters to address in a divorce, the division of property and assets is one of the most difficult. You need an experienced Fredericksburg property division attorney to properly and thoroughly evaluate the household’s assets and negotiate a fair property settlement agreement.

Attorney A. Lewis Lowery, Jr. has handled cases regarding the equitable distribution of assets in Fredericksburg for over 35+ years. He knows how difficult the property division process can be, which is why he provides support and guidance from start to finish.


Let our firm protect your financial assets. Call A. Lewis Lowery, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLC for a consultation at (540) 999-1886.


Basics of Equitable Distribution in Virginia

Because Virginia is an equitable distribution state, a property is not automatically split evenly. Instead, the courts distribute all marital assets on an equitable basis. Marital assets include all jointly titled property and may include property acquired by either or both spouses from the date of the marriage through final separation.

Marital property division can be complicated and may require aggressive negotiation. Some items are specifically excluded from marital property.

These exclusions include:

  • Property acquired before the marriage
  • Property received by one spouse as inheritance
  • Property specifically given to one spouse

Letting the Court Decide on the Division of Property

If property division is left up to the court, the judge will examine several statutory factors to determine how best to distribute marital assets. These factors include the relative monetary and non-monetary contributions of each spouse to the well-being of the family and the acquisition and care of marital property.

In Virginia, judges have several options when deciding how to distribute marital property. They can:

  • Order monetary awards
  • Order property sold and the proceeds split
  • Order the transfer of jointly titled marital property to one spouse

Contact Us Today

We understand that letting a judge make this important decision is not always ideal, which is why it is important to retain an experienced and knowledgeable property division attorney in Fredericksburg. We are determined to secure a positive outcome for you. You can rest assured that we work tirelessly to reach a property settlement agreement with your former spouse, but if we are unable to reach a fair division of property, we zealously advocate for your rights in court.


Contact our firm at (540) 999-1886 to discuss your property division issues and find out how we can negotiate a fair property settlement agreement for you.


Dedicated to Personalized Client Service

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    “He and his staff were always prompt in responding to me and made me feel like I was their only client.”
    Lewis provided great calm and expertise in my divorce. He and his staff were always prompt in responding to me and made me feel like I was their only client.
    - Former Client
    “Lewis is very well-versed in court-related processes. His knowledge and responsiveness were invaluable to both of us.”
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    “I always felt reassured.”
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    “His compassion and experience were just as important as his legal expertise to achieve the best possible outcome.”

    Lewis was the perfect lawyer to help me with my high-conflict divorce and custody case. I came to Lewis confused and scared, not even knowing what I needed. Lewis was able to immediately grasp the severity of the situation, sort through the raw emotion, and help me navigate the legal system effectively. His compassion and experience were just as important as his legal expertise to achieve the best possible outcome. I definitely recommend Lewis Lowery to anyone in need of a lawyer. He is absolutely worth every penny invested!

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Meet Our Attorney

Dedicated to Resolving Complex Legal Matters

At A. Lewis Lowery, Jr., Attorney at Law, PLC, you can find the knowledgeable, aggressive, and responsive representation that you need and deserve. Attorney Lewis Lowery is a former prosecutor who has also worked at Stafford County’s largest family law firm. He offers invaluable insights for your divorce or other family law case. As a proven litigator, he is not afraid to battle for your rights in the courtroom. But whether your case goes to trial or not, you can count on benefiting from one-on-one service from Mr. Lowery, who will personally answer your calls and emails, ensuring that you know where your case stands and what to expect ahead.