The process of filing for divorce in Orange County has many important considerations that you need to be aware of and especially when it comes to property division. You have to understand that when you get divorced–or legally separated–the court makes a decision about how to divide the property that the spouses acquired during the marriage.
The Goldberg Legal Group is a law firm located in Irvine, California for over fifteen years. Our office has extensive experience litigating divorce and separation cases. We establish a mapping of our clients’ marital estate and ensure proper classification of assets to ensure that proposals for property division are fair and just.
If you have any questions or concerns about the division of your community property in Orange County, California, you should call the Goldberg Legal Group. Community property is one of our focuses, and we’ll make sure to offer our clients an equitable settlement for their California divorce or separation.
Why do I need a divorce attorney for the division of my community property in California?
You should know first that California is a community property state. A community property state
refers to a marriage or a registered domestic partnership in California that qualifies two people as one legal entity; thus, the assets acquired by the couple during the marriage/partnership is considered community property
. In layman’s terms, each spouse owns an undivided half of the assets acquired during the marriage. This status also signifies that your spouse owns half of the interest in your regular income, provided it doesn’t come from your separate property.
Community property includes (among other things):
- Anything that has been bought–such as a house, cars, furniture, or clothing–during marriage/partnership
- Money that either spouse earned during marriage
- Interest from income earned by business investments and operations acquired during marriage
- Mortgages and the family home
- Debts acquired during the marriage
When a marriage or a domestic partnership leads to a divorce
or a separation, the spouses divide the community property based on its classification. However, if California law has the rebuttable presumption that all property acquired during the marriage is community property. It means that an attempt can be made in court to refute the categorization of a particular valuable as community property.
As the different issues in each case of community property division are complex and require many specifications, a divorce lawyer is often the best solution for this high-stress event.
Divorce attorney for Community Property in Orange County and Irvine, California
If you are worried about losing valuable property during your divorce in Orange County or Irvine, the Goldberg Legal Group is able to help you. Our experienced attorneys have the competence you need to ensure that your marital property is correctly classified and divided. We will identify, value, and divide your community property in a fair and equitable way, so you can receive what you deserve during such a trying process. Our firm has over fifteen years of experience that has continues to benefit our clients as they navigate divorce or separation. We pride ourselves on the fact that we provide high-quality legal representation for an affordable price.
Do not waste more time and call us now!
Your spouse knows what is important to you. Do not wait any longer and contact one of our divorce attorneys now.
The Goldberg Legal Group
7545 Irvine Center Drive Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618