Equitable distribution means a fair division of the assets and liabilities acquired during the marriage. The court has the discretion to divide the assets in any manner that it determines is fair — although not necessarily equal — based on the following criteria:
Depending on your goals, you and your attorney may seek to convince the court that these factors dictate that you receive the highest possible percentage distribution of assets.
David Wildstein, Esq. has been practicing matrimonial law for more than 30 years. He heads the 12-member family-law department of Wilentz Goldman Spitzer P.A. in Woodbridge, NJ and New York City. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.