Property division is often one of the most complicated aspects of a divorce. In California, martial property is distributed equitably between the divorcing couple. Emotions can quickly escalate based on contradictory views on how mutual assets and debts were handled during the marriage.
High-Asset Divorces Require Experienced Representation
When the stakes are high, enlist our law firm to help secure your rights in a high-asset divorce. The family law attorneys at our firm have a substantial background representing clients in divorces involving a significant amount of retirement funds, real estate property and other investments.
For more information regarding our practice and how we can help you, contact the Law Offices of John A. Guthrie today. Our firm's high-asset divorce lawyers in Pleasanton offer free initial consultation to begin establishing the value of your marital estate.
Pursuing An Equitable Distribution Of Marital Property
If you and your spouse have decided to get divorced, you are entitled to an equitable distribution of your marital estate. Our firm's high-asset divorce lawyers in Pleasanton consult forensic accountants, actuaries and appraisers to establish the value of your community property, such as:
- Family-owned business profits
- Real estate property including second homes and investment ventures
- Retirement plans including stocks, 401 (k) plans, and pension plans
- Jewelry, collectible cars, and antiques
We also work with forensic accountants to trace any hidden assets or debts and determine how your assets were handled during your marriage. For example, if your estranged spouse inherited assets before getting married and then invested the funds into your joint retirement plan, we will advocate to help you obtain an equitable distribution of the retirement assets.
Similarly, we will make sure you are obligated only to an equitable distribution of marital debts. For example, if you took out a student loan and used some of the money to pay down your family home, we will argue that your spouse is obligated to pay back 50 percent of the loan used to benefit both of you. Every situation is unique. We offer a detailed approach to understand your financial frame work, so we can effectively secure your legal rights.
Contact The Law Offices Of John A. Guthrie
We have the skills and resources to advocate your right to an equitable distribution of your assets. Call 925-271-4342 or contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation with experienced high-asset divorce lawyers in Pleasanton.
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