Property Division

Orange County Property Division Attorney

What is community property?

Couples going through the process of divorce must decide how they wish to divide their property, assets, and debts. California maintains that any property that a married couple accumulates during a marriage will be treated as community property. According to state laws, community property will be distributed equally between both spouses.

Separating Your Property in California

Divorce is one of the major legal decisions that you can make during your lifetime because it will force you to make tough decisions regarding the termination of your marriage and issues that affect your family. The burden of dividing your property, assets, debts, or other possessions with your former spouse can become an incredibly emotional process.

Obviously, there can be a lot of room for disagreement when it comes to equal distribution. In a perfect world, all couples would be able to agree on how to divide their assets and debts equally through the process of negotiation. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, and some couples can get caught up in heated arguments over minor issues, such as who gets to keep the furniture. Whether you can handle your own property distribution decision or will need the court to handle it for you, we can help you during every step of the way.

Our firm can assist you with:

  • Determining which property is communal or separate
  • Determining the value of the community property
  • Determining an agreeable way to divide the property

Protect Your Separate Property

Separate property is property that you purchased or exchanged on your own before marriage. Separate property can also include any type of property that you acquired by gift or inheritance during the marriage. Any property that you have accumulated before divorce but after the finalized date may also be considered separate property.

Contact an Orange County divorce lawyer for a free consultation!

Don't risk your property, rights, or interests. Most importantly, don't risk letting this distribution process turn into a contentious, retaliatory courtroom drama. Hire an Orange County divorce attorney from our firm to help you through this legal process so that your family, future, and financial situation can remain completely protected from beginning to end.

Call The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague today and receive the personalized legal attention that you deserve from an OC divorce lawyer in Orange County.

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