Equitable Distribution (or ED for short) is the process the court uses to divide assets at the end of a marriage. In an action for ED, the Court must first classify property as either marital, separate, or divisible.

Once the Court divides the property into one of the above categories, the court will typically divide the marital and divisible property equally unless they find that an unequal distribution is necessary. The separate property will stay in the possession of whatever party owns it.

Equitable distribution is a very complex process that requires the skill of a knowledgeable attorney to untangle. In order to make sure your assets are protected in a divorce or separation, you need to consult an attorney that understands the process.

If you are going through a separation or divorce, it is best to consult a professional you can trust. You’ve worked hard to earn the life you’ve built, so call the law firm of SeiferFlatow today at 704-512-0606 and set up a consultation so we can help you protect yourself.

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Missy Foard

Partner - Head of Family Law

Missy’s mission is to help individuals navigate through these highly bureaucratic systems while providing superior client service and advocacy.

Read more about Missy and how she helps her family law clients in NC.

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Megan Kahane

Associate Attorney

Megan understands that each client’s situation is unique, and she is committed to serving as a fierce and compassionate advocate for all of her clients. She practices empathy with every client to ensure that they feel that their concerns are heard and their needs are met.

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Lisa Davies


In her 10-plus years of experience as a family law paralegal, Lisa has become passionate about putting the client’s needs first. She understands the circumstances that bring clients to our office are often unsettling and it is her desire to use her experience and skills to make the process a little easier. 


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"I've only had a consultation about a custody case, thus far, with Missy Foard and I can promise you she is an amazing woman. She's knowledgeable, professional, kind, funny, and affable. Words cannot express how hopeful and elated I felt leaving our meeting. It meant the world to me. I would and will recommend anyone to this law firm. Thank you so much, Missy."

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