Aggressive Divorce Attorney Skilled in Property Division

Along with resolving child custody issues, reaching agreement on equitable distribution of property can be one of the most difficult aspects of divorce. The more property to be distributed — and the more affluent the lifestyles of those involved — the more nuanced and intricate this process sometimes becomes.

Jill E. Burton & Associates, P.L.L.C. is a respected, "go to" divorce and family law firm for many Durham, North Carolina, area business leaders, professionals and executives, and other attorneys — as well as divorcing spouses of high-income individuals. If you want a strong advocate who will review every aspect of your marital finances and fight for the best possible settlement, contact us today.

North Carolina courts enforce equitable distribution of property — which is not necessarily equal or "fifty-fifty" distribution. Many factors can enter into the settlement and result in one party or the other receiving a greater percentage of marital assets. Your financial outcome can easily hinge on the skill of your lawyer, through preparation, gathering documents, due diligence and preparing exhibits for trial or mediation.


Business Valuations — Complex Assets — Retirement and Investment Accounts — Nonmarital Property

We will aggressively pursue the most favorable settlement possible for you — as we have done in numerous cases involving millions in assets — working closely with trusted CPAs and other financial experts as necessary to build your case. This means following through with clear purpose in areas such as:

  • Accurate valuation of businesses, corporate holdings, professional practices and other complex assets
  • Dealing proactively with valuation and proposed distribution of 401(k) plans, pensions and other retirement benefit accounts
  • Evaluating other complex assets such as real estate, stock shares and options, trusts, offshore bank accounts, vehicles
  • Locating the opposing party's hidden assets or income through forensic accounting and a range of legal techniques
  • Establishing ownership rights to separate property such as gifts and inheritances

In many divorce cases involving disputed issues, mediation is a practical and effective way of coming to terms without going to trial. We have worked out equitable property division settlements as well as custody arrangements in mediation, saving the parties time, money and emotional strain. When litigation in court is required, our focus is on total preparation and fighting to win.

The more you have at stake, the more important it is to work with a financially savvy law firm with excellent connections to other resources. Please contact us to discuss your personal and financial priorities in an informative consultation.


3543 Rose of Sharon Road
Durham, NC 27712
Tel: 919.688.5988
Fax: 919.680.2223

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At the Durham, North Carolina firm Jill E. Burton & Associates, P.L.L.C., an experienced
attorney and capable legal team handles high-asset, complex divorce, child
custody disputes, modifications, prenuptials and a wide range of other
sensitive family law matters for clients in the North Carolina counties
of Durham, Orange, Person, Granville, and Chatham, including the communities
of Durham, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, NC.

Please contact us to set up a consultation appointment.

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