Stockton Marital Property Attorney – Bansmer Law
When you or your significant other decides that they want to get a divorce or legal separation, there can be a lot of stress involved. For a lot of people, they begin to worry about what is going to happen to what they worked so hard to earn. Maybe you bought a house with your significant other, or you received some money from a family member as a gift for you, what are you supposed to do? We understand that navigating through this challenging situation can be tricky. If you are facing this dilemma, you need to contact our office and let our attorney help you.
Dividing Assets With Experienced Marital Property Attorney
At Bansmer Law, we understand that there are a lot of complexities involved in getting a divorce and especially when determining property division. Because of the high level of stress involved with this process, we dedicate ourselves to making sure that your case is handled in a cost-effective manner while making sure you get the very best service. During the process of your divorce, our team will work diligently and make every effort to ensure that you have control of the outcome. We will try our very best to work with your spouse and their team to ensure that you get through your divorce while still maintaining financial stability.
California has very different laws about community property and because of their complexity, working with our experienced attorney is crucial. In California, there is a community property law that says the divorce court divides your marital property assets equally. Unlike other states, it does not matter if some of the properties are located outside of California as long as you acquired them while you were living in the Golden State. Some items that do not fall under community property includes:
- Accumulations and earnings that come into your control after the filing of the divorce.
- Property gained after marriage by inheritance, gift, or another manner.
- Profits or rent payments from other properties.
- Property that you purchased or obtained before getting married.
It is also important to keep in mind that if you have a document signed by both parties before getting married such as a “prenuptial agreement” can make special exceptions to the above list.
While a lot of circumstances in your case can cause stressful situations, there are often other issues that arise. While not all of these situations are likely to happen, we will list them here.
- Is your significant other hiding assets from you?
- Should a gift received be counted as marital property? Was it understood to be for just you or both of you?
- Are both parties responsible for the debts of one of them?
- Do you know if your prenuptial agreement is valid?
- Did you acquire certain properties before or after the marriage?
It is imperative that if you have questions about your divorce or property, you discuss them with your trusted attorney. Our firm dedicates its time to make sure that our clients reach a quick, cost-effective resolution that ensures they move forward in a proper position. If we do find that your situation is not going to go the way that you want, we will give you our best and honest opinion of what you should do in order to come out in the best position possible.
When it comes to Family Law, no other firm is more qualified to represent you. If you would like to speak with our knowledgeable attorney, call us at 209-474-2400.