Property Division Laws in California
Divorce Attorneys Serving Clients in Rancho Cucamonga
When spouses decide to get a
divorce or legal separation, they will have to resolve issues related to asset
and property division. In order to ensure your rights and interests are
protected, it is highly advised that you speak with an experienced and
proven Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyer. The state of California is a "community
property" state, which means that when the marital property is divided,
it is done as equally as possible.
The task of fairly and equally dividing property is not very simple one
in most cases. Many factors can make the division process complex and
cause emotional havoc between the divorcing parties. One spouse may try
to hide assets or fight for property that doesn’t belong to them.
Having an experienced family law attorney on your side during this time
can make all the difference! That is why you should not hesitate to give
us a call.
Come to James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo for counsel. We provide the legal representation you need to clear the
hurdles of property division and divorce.
What Is Community Property?
Community property is basically defined as property acquired after the
marriage and before physical separation. Any property brought into the
marriage, received as a gift, or inherited will usually not be included
in the division if it is kept separate. For example, if one spouse entered
the marriage owning a business and the value of it increases while married
that increase in value could be counted as community property.
Other types of community property include:
- Joint checking accounts
- Each spouse’s income
- Real estate
- Marital debts
- Home furnishings
- 401k plans
Speak with Our Divorce Attorneys Today
The best way to protect your rights and divide property in a fair manner
is to have a skilled lawyer at your side. At James D. Madden & Aruna
P. Rodrigo, we will fight for what is fair and deserved in your divorce
case. We can aggressively defend your right to certain property and work
to ensure your best interests remain protected.
If you are in need of skillful or aggressive legal representation, contact
our Rancho Cucamonga divorce lawyers.