COMPLEX ASSET DIVISION
Courts usually allow fair and reasonable property division arrangements that the parties agree to. But if both parties cannot agree, the property will be divided by the California Superior Court. Like most states, California is a “community property state,” which means that all shared assets and debt acquired from the start of the marriage except those acquired by gift, inheritance or assets held prior to marriage until separation are divided and distributed equally during divorce. We offer a wide range of services, including:
- Advice and counsel regarding the valuation of businesses
- Examination and valuation of stocks and other assets
- Reviewing complex separate property tracing claims
- Division of a professional practice or other business
- Anticipating how property division decisions will affect your tax burden
Our attorneys have established a stellar reputation in the area of property division, valuation of stocks, and other complex property matters. We have developed effective working relationships with experts and outside counsel that enables us to focus on areas of concern and quickly and efficiently grasp the tools to best resolve issues that arise in complex property division. Regardless of your legal needs, we are committed to protecting your interests.
Taxes: The Hidden Costs of Divorce
Many complicated divorces involve the division of assets that may have tax consequences – or benefits – down the road. We make sure you understand the financial as well as legal ramifications of any property division. Our goal is to use your time and resources efficiently, and to keep you informed every step of the way. If we can reach a mutually satisfactory settlement with your spouse, we will typically pursue this path to save you time and money. But if a disagreement cannot be resolved through negotiation, we are always prepared to pursue litigation to assert your interests.