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As a community property state, California has complex rules regarding the division of property in a divorce. Community property is income earned, or assets and debts acquired during a marriage or registered domestic partnership. Separate property is income earned or assets and debts acquired before marriage or after separation. Inheritance and gifts are considered separate property regardless of timing. There are exceptions to these rules and determining exactly which assets and debts to include in the process is not always easy and may be contested. Absent a prenuptial agreement, the law states that community property should be divided equally between the parties.
At Moradi Saslaw, our attorneys are strong advocates for our clients during the property division process. We are experienced with dividing and valuing almost every type of asset, including limited partnerships, stock options, and professional practices, and other high-value assets. Our financial and business education and experience allow us to guide clients effectively and litigate any disputes that arise.
Our lawyers can assist with valuing and dividing all types of marital property, including:
When appropriate, we consult with forensic accountants to establish separate property and determine the value of businesses and other assets and investments. Our high-value property division attorneys specialize in high-value property division and will prepare an analysis of your assets and property that will allow you to consider various settlement possibilities and make informed decisions about your future.