Complicated Situations, Equitable Solutions
In addition to the emotional and social challenges of divorce, financial and property arrangements can be difficult to agree upon by divorcing couples. Particularly when the variety, complexity or volume of assets (and/or debts) is significant, the equitable division of these assets requires skilled legal help. Contact us to speak to one of our property division attorneys.
Legally speaking, California is a community property state, meaning that assets are considered communal to, or shared by, both marriage partners unless they are shown to belong to one of the parties. The BACINETT LAW OFFICE and its experienced attorneys can help you develop a legal strategy for the equitable division of property in your case. We are also adept at helping couples divide marital debt, which has become a concern for many in recent years.
Who's Going to Get the House? What About Retirement and Business Assets?
The division of assets can involve a number of factors, including prenuptial agreements and the ownership structure and history of a family business or small enterprise. In many cases, determining the value of businesses and other significant assets is difficult and requires the help of outside experts. We utilize the services of business and financial authorities in determining the value of marital assets, enabling you to gain the most equitable position possible.
Our attorneys can help you address the division of assets including:
- Bank accounts
- Retirement and pensions
- Family residences
- Vacation homes, investment properties and other real estate holdings
- Personal effects
- Small businesses