Another issue, which is highly contested in divorce proceedings, is the division of property. California is a community property state, meaning that all property acquired by either partner, during the course of the marriage is considered property of the community, except for property acquired by gift or inheritance. This includes real estate, vehicles, bank accounts, pensions and 401(k) accounts, just to name a few. When a couple dissolves their marriage, all community assets and liabilities are supposed to be split equally. However, disputes oftentimes arise in regards to the valuation of property and in categorization of marital property.
At the Law Offices of Nigel Burns, our attorneys work with you through every step of the way through the divorce process. Further, our attorneys are experienced and have consistently obtained favorable results for our clients through negotiation and litigation.