Property & Debt Division

Marital property division in California is based upon the concept of "community property." Community property generally includes any property, assets, and marital debts that are acquired throughout the course of the marriage.

Marriages of all durations — five, 10 and 20 years alike — have a considerable amount of shared property involved. The divorce attorney at The Law Office of Karen H. Beckman represents clients in the process of marital property division to ensure their rights are protected and best interests considered. The family law firm also strives to protect the economic and non-economic contributions of each spouse to the marriage.

Would you like to speak with a family law attorney about marital property division and asset protection during divorce? Please call 714-730-9771 to schedule a consultation in her Tustin office. You may also contact the firm online.

A Full Disclosure Of Marital Property

The process of distributing property, assets, and debt during divorce requires each party to provide a full disclosure regarding finances, income, and debt. The firm is adept at identifying behaviors that may cause delays in the process. These behaviors include hiding marital assets and withholding other crucial financial information.

If necessary, the firm will refer to experts such as forensic accountants, subpoena records, and take other proactive steps to ensure all assets are correctly identified. Complicated marital property issues can arise if a person owns a business or is self-employed. Property that can be included in the settlement includes:

  • Marital home
  • Second home or vacation home
  • Stocks, bonds, and other investments
  • Retirement plans
  • Vehicles
  • Recreational equipment such as boats, motorcycles, and RVs
  • Furniture
  • Artwork

Marital property division during involves many technical issues that Attorney Beckman is experienced in handling. She strives to reach a reasonable and fair settlement without litigation. However, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, she is prepared to aggressively litigate on behalf of her clients.

You Can Set Up A Consultation Today

To schedule an appointment, please call us in Orange County at 714-730-9771 or contact the firm online.