Spouses who are going through a divorce and cannot come to an agreement with respect to the division of their property, must submit their dispute to a court for decision through a process called equitable distribution. We represent clients in this complicated area of divorce law, and we have an in-depth understanding of the calculations, legal nuances, and recent developments in the law which inform a court's equitable distribution of property. The court values the property, determines which property is marital, which property is the separate property of one party, and which property has the characteristics of both. The court then divides the marital property based on several factors including each spouse's monetary and non-monetary contributions to the marriage. For a more detailed explanation of the Equitable Distribution process, See Virginia Code 20-107.3.