equitable distribution

Definition of "equitable distribution"
  1. A legal principle that divides assets and earnings acquired during marriage fairly upon divorce, which may not necessarily be equal
How to use "equitable distribution" in a sentence
  1. The judge used the concept of equitable distribution while making the decision on how to split the couple's assets.
  2. The house was the biggest concern during their divorce, and equitable distribution played a huge role.
  3. Under equitable distribution, the court doesn't necessarily divide everything 50/50, but looks at fairness and circumstances.

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