Protect Your Rights And Assets In Divorce
No matter how you approach it, divorce is a difficult process. It can seem like it can take forever to resolve, and it can leave you struggling with your emotions while the case moves forward. At , we strive to make the process easier by ensuring you have all the knowledge you need to make the best decisions for your divorce.
Options For Ending A Marriage
Our state allows for three different methods of ending a marriage: divorce, legal separation, and annulment. The most common path is divorce, which can either be done as a standard dissolution or a “summary dissolution”.
Summary dissolutions are a simpler version of the divorce process, a good option for couples who have been married less than five years, have little property and no children. Couples with children have to deal with issues of custody, and therefore must go through the standard divorce process.
In either case, no one has to cite anything specific the other spouse has done wrong. California is a “no fault” divorce state, meaning it is sufficient to simply file stating “irreconcilable differences”.
A skilled family law attorney can guide you through any of these processes, so you can focus on moving on. At our firm, we work to find practical, creative solutions for every family.
California Divides Community Property 50/50
California views all property and income acquired during a marriage as “community property” jointly owned by both spouses. Community property includes your income, debts, cars, home, bank accounts, 401(k) plans, stocks and essentially anything else of value. In divorce, all community property is split evenly between you and your former spouse, 50/50.
Courts assume that any property a married couple has is joint property. But, if you possess property you believe shouldn’t be divided equally between you and your spouse, you can challenge the community property assumption.
The lawyers of can help you come up with a practical strategy for proving certain property is solely yours. With over 50 years of combined experience, we have the skills to find a practical solution that protects what is important to you.
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