Equitable distribution does not mean an automatic 50/50 split between the parties of each individual marital asset and marital debt. Once you begin your case, we determine what the marital assets and liabilities are and how they should be distributed between the parties. If a spouse has dissipated marital assets through infidelity or addiction issues, there may be an unequal split of the marital assets and liabilities. Sometimes it is necessary to retain the services of a forensic accountant to determine the value of the assets, taking into account all liabilities and tax consequences, in order to assure that your equitable distribution is in your best interest.