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Arkansas Property Division

Arkansas divorce law makes the state an equitable distribution state when it comes to property distribution. Property is divided in a manner that is considered fair by the Arkansas court when filing divorce.

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Under Arkansas divorce law, couples have the right to divide the property amongst themselves; however, if the parties can't reach an agreement about property distribution, the Arkansas divorce court will give each spouse half of the marital property, unless the divorce court finds the division inequitable.

If splitting marital property in half isn't considered fair, the Arkansas divorce court will consider the following factors when making property divisions:

  • Length of marriage
  • Age, health and station of each spouse
  • Each spouse's occupation, vocational skills and employability
  • Amount and sources of income for each spouse
  • Estate, liabilities and needs of each party and the opportunity of each spouse for future acquisition of income
  • Contribution of each spouse to the acquisition, preservation or appreciation of marital property, including contributions as a homemaker
  • Federal income tax consequences of the property division

Find out how the circumstances of your divorce may affect property division in your case by working with a local divorce lawyer.

Work toward protecting your property and assets by connecting with a divorce attorney near you. Call 877-349-1310 or fill out an Arkansas divorce case review form today.

The above synopsis of Arkansas divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Arkansas divorce lawyer in your area.

Arkansas divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.