Shasta county Property Division Lawyer
Certified Family Law Specialist for Trinity County & Redding, CA
A complex issue in a California legal separation or divorce is the division of marital property and debt. The resolution of this issue determines what you and your spouse will end up with in terms of assets, property, and debt, including such complicated matters as retirement accounts, pensions, family-owned businesses, and more. California follows the “community property” rule for the marital estate that gives equal property ownership to both parties of all property acquired during the marriage. This means that courts must do a 50-50 split in property, with equalization payments made to one spouse meant to offset the value differences in any item divided.
If you are facing this issue in your divorce or legal separation, our firm can help. We have provided representation for countless individuals facing complicated property division issues and conflicts. We can assist in helping you locate, identify, and value assets, as well as in negotiating a fair marital property settlement. Our firm also provides mediation services to resolve this issue, or we can take your case to court in litigation. Throughout it all, you will have a Certified Family Law Specialist on your side who has gone beyond standard legal licensing to achieve the highest proficiency and status in this field in the state.
Why Choose Me?
- Licensed By The California State Bar For Over 25 Years
- Certified Family Law Specialist
- Services Offered Over Video Chat
- Former Sergeant, JAG Corp (Enlisted Member - Non Attorney), US Army
Marital Property Division in California
For couples with few or modest assets, the division of marital property can be simple. However, for those who have been married for a long time, have acquired many assets or high net worth, or have complex financial issues, this matter can become complicated. In these cases, it is not so easy to divide assets evenly. Furthermore, disputes can arise over property values, whether they belong to the “community property” estate, and how they should be handled for a fair result. Creative and strategic solutions may need to be devised for this purpose.
In situations where one spouse has remained in control of the finances, assets may have been hidden, undervalued, or even squandered by a spouse; this will require investigation and disclosure of the entire financial scene. In other situations, complications involving professional practices, family-owned businesses or business interests, overseas accounts, executive compensation packages, retirement accounts, and more must be resolved.
Additional considerations can include loans and debts, spousal support, prenuptial agreements, tax consequences, and community property versus separate property. Separate property is any that you acquired before the marriage or that was given to you as a gift or inheritance during the marriage. However, even this property can become part of the marital community property estate through certain actions taken during the marriage.
As you can see, the division of marital property can be impacted by many issues. Our attorney is a Certified Family Law Specialist in California divorce and family law with 27 years of experience negotiating, mediating, and litigating marital property settlements. Throughout the entirety of the process, we will stand by your side providing the professional representation and human support you need.
Book your appointment for a consultation with our Weaverville property division attorney online or at (530) 457-1633. Video chat appointments are available.
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