Equitable Distribution

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Definition: Equitable Distribution



Full Definition of Equitable Distribution


A legal principle, followed by most US states, under which assets and earnings acquired during marriage are divided equitably (fairly) at divorce. In theory, equitable means equal, but in practice, it often means that the higher wage earner gets two-thirds to the lower wage earner’s one-third. If a spouse obtains a fault divorce, the “guilty” spouse may receive less than his equitable share upon divorce.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Equitable Distribution are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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