During a divorce, one of the primary issues discussed is how property and assets will be divided. California views property as communal during the end of a marriage. Under California Family Code 760, communal property is defined as,
Except as otherwise provided by statute, all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during the marriage while domiciled in this state is community property.
This means that the assets and property acquired by the couple during their marriage is subject to division. Exceptions to this law include heirlooms, gifts, and property acquired before or after the marriage legally ended. The task of fairly dividing property can be complicated. The qualified divorce attorneys at Westover Law Group can help you through the process. We have a family law specialist who has extensively studied divorce matters.
The court will look at the money and property a couple accumulated during their marriage. They will divide this equally between the two parties, regardless of who is at fault. However, this can become complicated when emotions run high, as they usually do at the end of a marriage. It is important to protect your property and assets. One way to do this is by documenting and accumulating evidence of all your shared property, preventing the other party from hiding details.
The court will try to divide marital property equally. This can mean that one party might receive the house, while the other receives assets equally the sum of the house.
Whether you and your ex agreed on how to divide your property or it is a contentious matter, it is imperative that you obtain solid legal counsel to protect your interests. At Westover Law Group, we have helped numerous individuals protect their property and obtain the divorce they want. We are honest with our clients. We present the realities of divorce to them and then help them through the process, even in the most difficult cases. Because Andrew L. Westover, CFLS, is certified in family law, you can rest assured that when you hire our firm, you are getting the high-level of experience and education that you need.