Experienced Complex Property Issues Attorney
What happens if one spouse received inheritance monies during the marriage and placed those monies in a jointly held bank account with the other spouse? What if the spouses purchased real property during the marriage but the title is only in one spouse’s name? Complex property issues can often arise in divorce and legal separation proceedings, and when they do, you need to be prepared to tackle them.
At the Law Offices of Steven A. Dinneen P.C., our California attorneys know that things can get contentious in property division. With over 25 years of combined experience, our attorneys understand how to work through complicated issues to make sure all the property you are entitled to is accounted for and distributed equitably. We are committed to helping you secure the fair division of complex property during divorce and separation proceedings.
We Know How To Resolve Complex Property Division
The California statutes define what community property is and what separate property is but do not clearly address some of the more complex property issues. Our experienced family law attorneys are familiar with both statutory and case law, and can answer questions about all your complex property issues. Oftentimes, these questions can be answered at an initial consultation.
Community property is defined as all property acquired by either the husband or wife during the marriage except for property that is:
- Acquired by gift, devise or descent (inheritance)
- Acquired after service of a petition for dissolution of marriage, legal separation or annulment if the petition results in a decree of dissolution of marriage, legal separation or annulment
The spouses have equal management, control and disposition rights over their community property and have equal power to bind the community. This means that either spouse separately may acquire, manage, control or dispose of community property or bind the community, except that the joinder of both spouses is required in certain cases.
Let Us Help You Get The Best Possible Outcome In Your Division
Property division is already a complicated process, but when you are dealing with even more complex circumstances inside of your division, you need to protect yourself with a qualified attorney. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to protect you and your future after a divorce.