Protect Your Assets with Help from A Property Division Lawyer
A property division lawyer can help you ensure complicated properties and assets are split fairly between you and your former spouse or partner. At McKinley, Conger, Jolley & Galarneau, LLP, our attorneys have extensive knowledge of stocks, bonds, and other assets and can properly establish their value and ownership, as well as their future worth. Whether you and your former spouse were former business partners or you owned several high-value properties, our attorneys can ensure these assets are fairly divided.
Complexities of Property Division
Divorce is never easy for those involved, and the process can become extremely complex when trying to divide property equally and fairly. An already difficult process is made even more complex when the marital assets are of high value or are intricately tied to both parties. When significant and complex assets are involved, you need the help of our property division lawyers.
Property division for most couples is more than simply determining who will get the house. Your case may also include:
- Multiple properties, such as vacation homes or investment properties (rentals)
- Stocks and bonds
- Retirement or pension accounts
- Joint business ventures
It is essential that you do not try to face this legal process alone. An experienced family law attorney can protect your interests to safeguard your future.
Establishing Ownership of Property and Assets
As a “community property” state, California requires all marital assets and debts be divided evenly between divorcing spouses. In order to divide property and assets appropriately, our attorneys will thoroughly review contracts, bills, and any other related financial documents. We will also conduct a thorough investigation of all property and assets accumulated before and during the marriage. This process allows us to establish ownership for separate property that is not subject to division at the time of divorce. Our firm works with a network of financial professionals and experts, including accountants and appraisers, who can help establish the value and ownership of property to help you receive your fair share.
Our Experienced Property Division Lawyers Can Help
Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of family law and specialize in high-asset divorces. We can assist you in obtaining valuations for your property, business, or other assets. We can also advise you regarding the dissolution of a business or partnership and how it can impact your best interests.
At MCJG, we can negotiate a fair division of property on your behalf and are prepared to turn to litigation if necessary. In addition, if you are in need of spousal support, we can pursue alimony from your ex-spouse to preserve your financial stability after your divorce.
Work with a Law Firm Experienced in Family Law
As an already stressful period in your life, divorce is made more stressful when determining the ownership of assets becomes involved. To protect yourself and your rights to those assets, you need a law firm with extensive experience in family law and high-asset divorces. Our attorneys are strong negotiators and fierce litigators who you can trust will keep your interests at the forefront of the case.