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New Orleans-Area Property Division Attorney

In many cases, the most technically challenging aspect of a divorce can be dividing property between spouses. The laws governing property division vary significantly from state to state; Louisiana is a “community property” state, meaning that by default all marital property is divided evenly between spouses. This system can lead to a range of legal disputes over what items ought to be treated as marital property, and what can be treated as “separate property” belonging to just one spouse.

At Salley & Salley, LLC, we will stand up for your interests so that you can start the next part of your life on the firmest financial foundation possible. If your family has especially complex finances, be sure to check out our Financially Complex Partitions page for more information.

Understanding Community Property

Community property is the assets and debts accumulated during a marriage. Community assets can include:

  • Household items
  • Vehicles
  • Real estate
  • Vacation homes or hunting camps
  • Businesses
  • Retirement accounts

Community debts may include:

  • Credit card debt
  • Balances on department store accounts
  • Personal loans
  • School loans
  • Mortgages

Protect Your Financial Interests With A Lawyer’s Help

The lawyers at Salley & Salley, LLC, have over 50 years of combined experience and are committed to providing comprehensive divorce and community property division representation to clients in New Orleans, Metairie and throughout the surrounding Louisiana community. Attorney Laurel Salley is a board-certified family law specialist, certified by the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization.

If you don’t have aggressive representation, you stand to lose your financial security. Contact us today to arrange for your confidential consultation with one of our experienced property division attorneys at 504-323-7114 or by email.

Sandra Salley and Laurel Salley have each been separately recognized for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list as top attorneys in Louisiana. Our firm has also received an A+ rating from the Greater New Orleans Area Better Business Bureau.