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
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.