San Luis Obispo Property Division Attorney
Guiding You Through the Asset and Debt Division Process
California is a community property state, which means, in the context of divorce or a legal separation, that generally all assets and debts acquired during the marriage are considered marital assets. Marital assets and debts belong equally to both spouses, regardless of who earned the assets or incurred debts, unless specifically agreed otherwise.
It is important to seek competent legal advice from a knowledgeable divorce lawyer if you are considering divorce and are concerned about questions of property division. Effective legal counsel can help ensure that you get a fair and equal share of the marital assets, and that your separate property interests are protected.
Caring and Comprehensive Family Law Legal Services in San Luis Obispo
I am Robbi Rizzo, Attorney at Law, and I provide family law legal services in San Luis Obispo County, California. I am dedicated to helping my clients through a difficult process. My business-like approach to divorce and legal separation means that I value practical solutions and a logical approach to identifying and resolving issues.
If you have questions about property division during a divorce, contact my San Luis Obispo law office for an initial consultation.
The Process of Property Division in a California Divorce or Legal Separation
Critical steps in the property division process include:
- Identifying all assets and debts of the parties
- Tracing the funds used to acquire assets regardless of when acquired or how title is held
- Valuation of assets, including pension and retirement benefits
- Considering creative solutions to accomplish an equitable division of assets and debts, especially during difficult economic times