The Law Offices of Dana K. Whitten, LLC continues to remain open and we are completely accessible to you. Due to COVID-19 and its economic impact on our community, we are currently offering a free thirty minute initial consultation during this pandemic which can be scheduled over the phone or through the use of zoom. Please feel free to reach out if you need assistance.

Compassion. Knowledge. Dedication.

How is a monetary award calculated?

The court must determine the following factors prior to entering a monetary award:

  • The monetary and non-monetary contributions of each party to the well-being of the family;
  • The value of all property interests of each party;
  • The economic circumstances of each party at the time the award is to be made;
  • The circumstances that contributed to the breakdown of the marriage;
  • The duration of the marriage;
  • The age of each party;
  • The physical and mental condition of each party;
  • How and when specific marital property was acquired and the effort expended by each party in accumulating the marital property;
  • The contribution by either party to the acquisition of real property held by the parties as tenants by the entirety;
  • Any award of alimony and any award or other provision that the court has made with respect to family use personal property or the family home; and
  • Any other factor that the court considers necessary or appropriate to consider in order to arrive at a fair and equitable monetary award or transfer of an interest in marital property.

Fill Out this Form for a Consultation

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.