Write a 9 page essay on Family Law: Divorce Property Division Court Considerations.
All property that was acquired by either of the spouses before they got married is normally considered to be non-marital property. Any and all property which is acquired after the couple is married is treated as marital property or property of the marriage. In the case that it is determined that the property is indeed marital property, in most cases, the courts are required to ensure an equitable division of the property in question. In the case of Pam Lewis, and her husband Tony was granted a divorce in November 2012, they agree on most issues of the divorce but the division of the property is the sticking point. It is good to note that the two met when Tony was just starting off his company and that Pam joined in the company right from the onset. She utilized her studied professional skills to play a part in raising the company profile and to its success to such an extent that the company is said to have actually doubled its earnings. She added value to the matrimonial property and did developments to the house. The two have amicably resolved this section of the divorce by agreeing to divide the company so she gets to keep her interior designs side of the company while he keeps the rest. While this is the case they have failed to agree on the rest of the asset division which involves the cottage and their matrimonial home plus the savings. The Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 is to the effect that consideration should be put on the welfare of the children first before anything else is considered.