San Diego Property & Asset Division Lawyers
Dividing Assets, Debts & Properties During Divorce
Once you and your spouse have decided to dissolve your marriage, both of you will need to reach an agreement on how to divide marital property. This is often a difficult and complex issue that can create hostility between parties, especially in high net worth divorce cases. At Gordon D. Cruse, APLC, we can protect your financial interests and help you accurately value and divide property in a fair and balanced manner.
The property will need to be assessed and evaluated before equitable distribution can be established. Our knowledgeable San Diego property division attorney can assist you with any of your related family law issues and ensure your goals are kept in mind at all times.
We can help couples:
- Identify which assets are separate or marital
- Assess the value of marital property
- Equitably divide assets and properties
- Understand tax implications of transferring assets
Even if you are expecting an uncontested divorce, it is vital that you have experienced legal counsel on your side to guide and represent you. You want to make sure that you emerge from your divorce with financial security and peace of mind.
Community Property Laws in California
California follows community property laws when dividing assets and debts in divorce. Anything that was purchased with marital funds or accumulated during the marriage is subject to division - the family home, retirement contributions, pensions, and even family businesses. Whatever you owned prior to the marriage will generally be yours to keep. These assets will be divided in an "equitable" manner, which means a fair division rather than an equal split.
Factors that influence how marital property is divided:
- Financial resources of each party
- All liabilities of each spouse
- Any tax issues
- The length of your marriage
- The family home
- Contributions of each party to the marriage
Protecting Your Financial Interests Throughout Your Divorce
Are you seeking guidance from a dedicated San Diego divorce attorney? At Gordon D. Cruse, APLC, we have 35+ years of experience handling divorce cases and property division. The division of property is so commonly contested when one or both parties have worked hard for their assets. When you and your spouse find that you cannot agree on who should get what, it is best to bring legal representation in.
Do you have questions or concerns about the property division in your upcoming divorce? Reach out to a San Diego property division attorney from our firm today at (619) 431-4523 to schedule an appointment for a case evaluation.
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