Property Division

Recent Posts in Property Division

  • 26-Nov-2019

    Why the Date of Separation Is Crucial to Your Divorce

    The Date of Separation and Community Property In the United States, the division of marital property upon divorce is governed by two different systems, depending on the state where the divorce was filed: equitable distribution and community property. ...
  • 22-Nov-2019

    What Assets and Liabilities Are Divisible Upon Divorce?

    Community Property in California When a couple gets divorced in California, a court will distribute their property according to principles of community property. Under California law, the parties to a divorce case will get an equal share of community ...
  • 10-Oct-2019

    The Problem of Double Dipping in Domestic Support Cases

    What Is Double Dipping? Double-dipping refers to counting an asset once for purpose of dividing community property and again for determining spousal support or child support. Double-dipping typically arises in cases involving an ownership interest in ...
  • 27-Aug-2019

    Dividing Small Businesses in a Divorce

    Community Property in California Dividing assets in a divorce depends on the state where your divorce was filed. California uses community property principles of dividing assets upon divorce. Property that qualifies as community will be equally ...
  • 20-Aug-2019

    Tracing Commingled Funds to Determine the Community or Separate Character of Assets in Divorce

    Why Is Tracing Important for Property Division in a Divorce? When a couple gets a divorce in California, they must equally divide property between them. The division of property and assets in a divorce is governed by principles of community property ...
  • 19-Jul-2019

    How Are Loan Proceeds Divided Upon Divorce?

    Basic Community Property Principles California uses the community property system of dividing marital assets and liabilities upon divorce. When a couple gets divorced, they have an equal interest in all assets and liabilities that are considered part ...
  • 25-Jun-2019

    Why Is Your Date of Separation So Important?

    While most people view marriage and divorce as primarily personal and private matters, they are important legal statuses that state governments regulate. For instance, California has laws prohibiting bigamy, marriage between close blood relatives, ...
  • 22-Apr-2019

    How Are Personal Injury Damages Divided at Divorce?

    Characterizing Personal Injury Damages Under Section 780 of the Family Code, “money and other property received or to be received by a married person in satisfaction of a judgment for damages for personal injuries, or pursuant to an agreement ...
  • 17-Apr-2019

    California's Unique Rules for Attorney's Fees in Divorce Cases

    When a couple gets a divorce in California, disagreement over critical issues can cause a simple court proceeding to drag out for years. This can cause the parties to incur significant attorney’s fees over time. Given the potential costs of ...
  • 21-Nov-2018

    Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets during Divorce?

    Divorce can be a costly process, especially if it’s a hotly contested dispute. One of the most common issues people experience during divorce is dividing marital or community assets. Unfortunately, there are many cases where one spouse attempt ...
  • 13-Jul-2018

    What Is the Community Property Law in California?

    Despite California being a community property state since its inception in 1850, the community property system is not an easy one to navigate. Although spouses are supposed to split all assets 50-50, deciphering community property vs. separate ...
  • 9-May-2017

    Getting A Divorce: Who Gets the House?

    If you are going through a divorce, you may need to decide how your marital properties and assets are divided between you and your spouse. If you are a homeowner, you may also have to decide how your home will be handled. This can be an incredibly ...
  • 22-Feb-2016

    How Can Social Media Affect My Divorce?

    Posting on social media has become a social norm in modern America. Whenever something happens in our lives, our knee-jerk reaction is to snap a photograph and share our experience with all of our online friends. While Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, ...
  • 2-Nov-2015

    Property Division in Divorce

    Whether filing for a divorce was your idea or your spouse's – or maybe it was actually an amicable and mutual agreement between the two of you – you need to start thinking about property division early on in the process. Keeping ...