Apart from issues related to child custody and child support, few aspects of divorce invite more stress and anxiety than the division of property. It is precisely because of the emotional component involved in dividing marital assets that an experienced lawyer can make this aspect of divorce less trying and easier to understand.
As San Mateo divorce and family law attorneys with more than 25 years of experience at Chase, Berenstein and Murray, Counselors at Law, we balance vigorous legal advocacy with an understanding that we are not just helping our clients maximize their post-divorce assets, but we are also helping them prepare for the next phase of their lives.
Let us personally handle your property division case by scheduling a consultation at (650) 516-4777! We represent clients in Burlingame, San Mateo, and beyond.
The law in California can seem simplistic and rigid in stating that, “Except for gifts and inheritances, all property acquired during a marriage is presumed to be community property.”
However, the law provides for the characterization of property that allows a spouse to establish that property is, in fact, separate property, or that community property has separate characteristics that require careful division. This can occur in cases where, for example, a spouse uses separate property funds to make improvements to the family home, or invest in a family-owned business.
We work with a network of financial planners, forensic accountants, and other experts to ensure that, when we pursue a marital settlement agreement with the other side through mediation or Collaborative Practice, we do so fully informed of the assets character and prepared to protect our clients' financial interests. As you prepare to speak with a Burlingame property division attorney, it is important to begin gathering your financial documents. During this time, do not dispose of anything that could be relevant to determining your or your spouse's financial situation.
To arrange a consultation, contact us by email, or call (650) 516-4777.