Protecting Your Interests In The Division Of Assets And Debt

California courts designate assets in a divorce or a domestic partnership as being community property or separate property. How a couple's property and debt is divided once the relationship ends plays a significant role in setting the financial foundation for each party moving forward.

Under California law, assets and debt that are accumulated during the marriage are generally labeled community property, while property that a spouse owned independently before the marriage is considered separate property. There are exceptions. For example, inheritance and gifts acquired during a marriage are deemed separate property as long as they are not commingled with community assets.

The complexities involved in accurately valuing and classifying property makes it vitally important to work with a family law attorney who thoroughly understands California laws regarding division of marital assets and debt. At the Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, in Sacramento, we advocate assertively for our clients in this regard in order to put them on the soundest financial footing possible following divorce or the end of a nonmarital domestic partnership.

Amicable Resolution Provides More Control

The parties in a divorce can resolve property division matters amicably and avoid litigation. Our firm often assists clients in negotiating property division settlements that do not require court intervention. By doing so, our clients retain more control over the outcome. We work with clients to determine the equitable division of a wide range of assets, including:

  • Family homes and other real estate
  • Cars, furniture, collectibles and other property
  • Bank accounts
  • Retirement accounts, pensions and other investments
  • Business assets

If there are issues involving division of assets that you cannot reach agreement on, we will advocate for you in court. Attorney Victoria S. Linder has extensive experience helping clients with significant assets reach agreement while protecting their financial interests. We assist clients who own businesses, have multiple real estate holdings, extensive retirement accounts, multi-layered pension plans or other complex holdings navigate the property division process.

A Lawyer Who Only Practices Family Law

The division of marital assets and debt is too complicated and too important to rely on an attorney who is not completely focused on family law matters. At the Law Offices of Victoria S. Linder, PC, family law issues are all we work on.

We invite you to schedule an appointment so we can review your situation and recommend an effective course of action. Call 916-905-4805 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.