When a couple is going through a divorce, one of the most difficult and stressful areas is determining how property will be divided. In North Carolina, this is conducted through a process called equitable distribution.
Equitable distribution is the legal division of marital and divisible property between spouses. This process can often become contentious, which is why parties may need to go through mediation or have a judge determine who gets what.
If you are going through a divorce, here is what you need to understand about equitable distribution and how it can affect your property division case.