Dissipation Of Marital Assets

Alcohol abuse, drug use or gambling can quickly deplete a family's life savings. Divorce courts in Georgia do not look kindly on these types of behaviors when they result in the dissipation of marital assets.

If your spouse has engaged in these irresponsible activities using marital assets or your individual assets, you may still be able to recover some or all of what was lost. To protect your rights during the divorce process, you need strong and effective legal representation.

For a consultation with a lawyer about a dissipation of marital assets case in the Atlanta area, call The Law Offices of David S. Lipscomb at 770-648-1328.

Vigorously Protecting Your Assets

At The Law Offices of David S. Lipscomb in Lawrenceville, Georgia, we have more than 35 years of experience in the field of family law. This includes experience in contentious divorce cases involving the dissipation of marital assets through:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug use
  • Gambling
  • Reckless investments or speculation
  • Outright theft of marital assets or your individual assets
  • Money or gifts given to a lover
  • Addictive sexual behavior

When representing you, attorney David S. Lipscomb will conduct a thorough investigation to document the marital misconduct and represent you vigorously in court.

Our first step will be to identify your individual assets and the equitable portion of your marital property. This will provide a baseline, and we will undertake further investigations with the help of experts such as a forensic accountant or private investigator. Having documented the extent of the loss and the behavior of your spouse that led to the loss, we will then represent you in settlement negotiations or if necessary, at trial. In such cases, courts will quite often count the dissipated assets against the portion of the marital estate that would have gone to the irresponsible spouse. Depending on circumstances then, it could be possible for the irresponsible spouse to receive nothing in the property settlement.

Experienced Property Division Lawyer

David S. Lipscomb has a thorough understanding of equitable distribution law as it is practiced in Georgia. As your strong advocate, he will work tirelessly to protect your rights during the legal process.

Contact Our Law Firm

For a consultation about a dissipation of marital assets case, call The Law Offices of David S. Lipscomb at 770-648-1328 or complete our intake form.