Exemptions from Equitable Distribution

New Jersey Marital Property Lawyer

Protecting Personal Assets from
Equitable Distribution During Divorce

If you brought significant personal net worth into a marriage, or had real or personal property that you had owned before getting married, what happens to that property if you or your spouse file for divorce? Does it become part of the marital estate, subject to “equitable distribution,” with your ex-spouse walking away with half of what you previously owned? There are ways that you can protect your prior net worth from loss in a divorce proceeding, but you want to work with an experienced and knowledgeable divorce attorney. I can help.

At the Law Offices of Daniel K. Newman, in Voorhees, New Jersey, I bring more than 30 years of experience to men and women facing legal problems, including the protection of personal property in a divorce proceeding. Divorce and family law are a significant component of my practice, so I have a comprehensive understanding of the law and the process, as well as the different options to get the outcome you want. To set up a free initial consultation, contact me online or call me toll free at (856) 309-9007.

Your Personal Property—Protecting It in a Divorce Proceeding

The best way to protect your personal property in a divorce proceeding is to have your intended spouse enter into a prenuptial/premarital agreement that allows you to recover all property you brought into the marriage. However, all is not lost just because you did not do this. It’s just much more difficult to achieve the outcome you want.

If you have considerable wealth or property that you have brought into the marriage, we will inventory that property, obtain evidence to verify that it was obtained with personal (and not marital) assets, and seek to have that property excluded from consideration when preparing the marital property settlement. If necessary, we will ask the court to get involved, and will seek an order excluding your personal property from equitable distribution.


Protect your assets in a divorce! Contact attorney Daniel K. Newman online or call toll free at (856) 309-9007 to schedule an appointment. There is no cost or obligation for your first meeting.

My law office is conveniently located in the Greens of Laurel Oak office park.