Property Division Attorneys in Irvine
Providing Effective Guidance & Representation across Orange County
The Neshanian Law Firm, Inc has been vigorously fighting to obtain fair and just results in property division cases on behalf of our clients since 2005. A Certified Family Law Specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney Amy Neshanian is a skilled negotiator who works tenaciously to resolve property division disputes via settlement negotiations. However, if the negotiations fall though or fail to yield acceptable results either because one party is thoroughly unwilling to engage in the process or it becomes clear that they are attempting to hide assets, our team can aggressively litigate your case.
Whether you need to divide the assets of a highly complicated, multimillion-dollar marital estate, or have considerably less in the way of community property assets and debts, Irvine property division attorney Amy Neshanian can help you. We can meet with you to thoroughly review your objectives, answer your questions, and provide you with an honest legal analysis. Located in Irvine, we represent clients throughout Orange County. Please call for answers to all of your questions regarding the division of community property assets and debts.
Property Division Laws in California
Absent the existence of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, all marital assets and debts that have been acquired or accumulated up to the date of permanent separation are subject to equitable division under California’s community property laws.
We possesses extensive experience in various types of cases, including those pertaining to:
- Business valuation
- Date of separation
- Division of income from investments
- Hidden asset disputes
- Pension and retirement accounts
- Separate property disputes
- Tracing assets
- Valuation and division of collectibles
When necessary, The Neshanian Law Firm, Inc can bring in experts in forensic accounting, skip-tracing assets, and property valuation.
Separate Property & Community Property in CA
Separate property (gifts, inheritance, and property owned prior to marriage) is generally not subject to community property division. However, if the recipient has changed the characterization of the property and converted it into community property, you will need to retain an expert in the area of property division.
We understand precisely how to safeguard your best interests, and we can preserve and protect your interest in the marital assets to the fullest extent possible.
The determination as to whether or not assets are subject to community property division is based upon:
- The date of acquisition
- The date of separation
- How the title is held
- Any reimbursement for the improper use of marital assets
- Any reimbursement for the use of marital assets to pay for separate property debts
Date of Separation
The date of separation takes place when the spouses separate, and at least one spouse regards the separation to be permanent and has no intent to reconcile. The parties must live separate and apart before they will be deemed separated by the court, and their actions must demonstrate that they are no longer acting as a marital unit.
Assets and debts that are accumulated after the date of separation will be assigned to the spouse who obtained the property or created the debt.
Contact Our Irvine Property Division Attorneys
If you are divorcing and need to retain an experienced and knowledgeable family law attorney who can fight to protect your best interests, contact The Neshanian Law Firm, Inc to schedule an appointment for an honest, comprehensive consultation.
The Neshanian Law Firm, Inc proudly represents clients who live throughout Orange County and the surrounding communities. Call (949) 577-7935 to learn how we can put our skill to work for you!