Protecting Your Interests In Property Division
Dividing marital property can be a lengthy, contentious process, depending on the couple’s assets and whether there is a pre- or postnuptial agreement. California’s community property laws can make the process even more difficult. If you are divorcing, make sure your attorney has experience valuing and dividing community property.
Evans Family Law has helped numerous clients in Long Beach and the surrounding area protect their interests in divorce. We understand that a fair division of property and assets is crucial to your future well-being. If an agreement cannot be reached through negotiation or mediation, we can litigate for your property rights at trial.
We Can Help You Divide Marital Assets and Debts
In California, all property separately owned before marriage is separate property. Property that you and your spouse acquire during the marriage is typically community property. There are exceptions and special situations that require counsel from a knowledgeable attorney. This is one reason it is important to work with a lawyer who thoroughly understands community property laws.
Community property must be split equitably, which means fair, not necessarily 50/50. Each case is different, so speak with our attorneys to learn how the law will apply to your case.
We can assist you with straightforward cases as well as complex property division that may include assets such as:
- Real property, including investment property and vacation homes
- Personal property and vehicles
- High-value art, jewelry and collectibles
- Financial accounts
- Pension plans
- Stocks and other investments
- Business interests
- Life insurance policies with cash value
In addition to the marital assets, you must divide marital debts. This often includes loans, mortgages, taxes and credit card debt. Dividing marital debt is an equally important part of the property division process because it is also a factor in your post-divorce financial well-being.
My case is still currently being dealt with, but I wanted to say that Kendall Evans has been and continues to be there for me in all ways. I feel very “safe” having Kendall with me and on my side. We have had one meeting with the opposing council and my ex, and Kendall dealt with the subjects at hand skillfully and was resolute. I am very pleased with the way in which things are going.