Working for a Fair Settlement in Division of Property
Property division is frequently one of the most heavily contested parts of the divorce proceeding. California is a community property state, which means that all marital property and all marital debts should be divided equitably between the two spouses. The first thing to do in property division matters is to determine what is marital property, what is separate property and assign a value to the marital property to be divided.
Reaching an agreement on these issues isn’t always easy. Marital property is any asset or debt that the couple owned or entered into together after the beginning of the marriage. Separate property is any asset or debt that either spouse owned or entered into on their own prior to the marriage. Only marital property will be divided as part of the divorce. It is in the couple’s best interests to reach an agreement on property division or the decision will be left to a judge.
Helping You Reach an Agreement that Works for Everyone
At the Huntington Beach, California based Law Office of Jeffrey D. Stearman, I have been practicing law in this area for over 38 years. I have extensive experience helping clients resolve property division matters and I work with a group of highly skilled independent professionals who can help you with valuation of assets and possible property division recommendations. However, should the parties be unable to reach an agreement as to the division of their property, I am prepared to fight for your rights in Court to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
When you hire me as your attorney, I make myself available at all times to address any questions or concerns you may have throughout the process. I pride myself on the personalized service I provide to every client. I handle every aspect of your case myself and work tirelessly on your behalf to reach a fair settlement.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact my office today to personally discuss your property division questions with a lawyer. You can call 714-871-7778 for a FREE initial phone consultation or send me an email. I am available by phone during regular business hours and regularly check email evenings and weekends.