Anchorage Property Division Lawyer

Your Fair Share of Marital Property in Divorce

Alaska’s divorce law calls for an equitable distribution — not necessarily an equal distribution — of assets and debts. The Law Office of Maurice N. Ellis is committed to seeing that you get your fair share under the law, and that the property settlement makes financial sense for you as you move on from divorce.

Attorney Maurice Ellis has practiced in family law since 1993, serving a diverse clientele in the greater Anchorage area and statewide Alaska. He is an accomplished trial lawyer with extensive experience in the nuances of property division litigation in contested divorce, including high-asset cases and military divorce.

Alaska Asset Division Attorney

Dividing marital property raises many complex issues. What assets must be divided? What is each asset worth? Can either of you afford the house? Will there be alimony?

Maurice Ellis pays attention to the details, while also helping you see the big picture. He will help you negotiate a practical out-of-court settlement or represent you in contesting proceedings. He has experience in litigation of all the common sticking points in division of marital assets, such as:

  • Marital property versus separate property
  • Disposition of the marital home and other real estate holdings
  • Ownership stake in a business
  • 401(k), private pensions and other retirement funds
  • Military pensions/federal pensions
  • Cars, firearms, jewelry and valuables
  • Possession of pets
  • Spousal support (alimony)
  • Responsibility for debts
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements

As necessary, we will help you bring in professionals such as appraisers, real estate agents, accountants and QDRO specialists to get accurate valuations, to put the house on the market, to divide retirement assets or to discover accurate income figures. Mr. Ellis is knowledgeable about trade-offs of assets and liabilities to achieve your priorities in property division, while ensuring your financial stability after divorce.

Anchorage Property Division Attorney

Maurice Ellis is a savvy trial lawyer who will give you the insights and honest counsel to choose your battles wisely in asset division, and all aspects of family law. His goal is to provide you with courteous and professional legal services tailored to your needs in a prompt, fair and effective manner.

Call his Anchorage office at 907-258-1239 or contact Mr. Ellis online to arrange an initial consultation.