Southern California Property Division Lawyers

Of all the aspects related to a divorce, there may be no area that is more contentious than property division. This can be especially true in highly contested high-asset proceedings. Be sure that you have the support of a skilled legal team with the experience and knowledge to identify the marital property and secure a fair division.

California is a community property state, which means that all marital property is expected to be divided between the spouses equally between the spouses. It is not required that each community asset to be divided equally, only that each spouse receive an equal share of the marital estate. The process involved with assembling and dividing the estate can be quite complex. Be sure that you have a qualified attorney representing you from the outset.

Committed To Obtaining The Best Available Property Settlement

At Simpson | Cawelti LLP, we have a substantial background in the division of marital estates involving simple and complex assets. We work closely with our clients to identify and secure separate property and resolve any associated disputes. Once all community assets have been identified, we work to ensure that a fair value has been assigned to each one.

We are highly skilled in the resolution of such issues as separate property that was inherited or gifted, commingling, and uncovering hidden assets. We advise our clients on division strategies that provide the most benefit over the short and long term. We have handled marital estate involving a wide variety of assets, including:

  • Real estate holdings
  • Privately held businesses
  • Retirement accounts
  • Savings accounts
  • Stock options
  • Cars, household furnishings and other real property
  • Community debts

Discuss Your Community Property Division Concerns With A Lawyer

From our office in Glendale, we represent clients in Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, Los Angeles and other communities in Southern California and the surrounding areas. You are invited to schedule an initial consultation with one of our attorneys by calling 818-254-8304.