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Skilled Family Law Attorneys Help Clients in San Mateo County and the Bay Area with Their Division of Assets

Helping individuals keep the property to which they are entitled

Some of the most contentious arguments to come out of a divorce case have to do with the division of assets between the spouses. California is a community property state, meaning that any property that was purchased during a marriage is owned jointly by both parties. At the Law Offices of Lisa M. Dugoni, APC, our experienced family law attorneys protect the possessions you own and the property to which you are entitled.

How property is divided in California

Without an experienced family law firm by your side, you have very little control over what happens to your assets during a divorce. Spouses can either work together to figure out how to split their assets, or if they can't agree, the case is brought before a  judge who establishes a plan to divide the property after a divorce.

These assets can include:

  • Family home
  • Vacation home
  • Commercial real estate
  • Any land property
  • Vehicles
  • 401(k) and pension plans
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Investments
  • Furniture
  • Jewelry and art

Defending your separate property

Not all of your property falls under California's community property laws, and if you have any assets separate from your marriage, we accumulate the necessary information to prove your sole ownership in court.  This includes any property or assets you purchased before your marriage or anything that was given to you as a gift or bequeathed to you in a family member's will during a marriage.

Division of debt

Because California is a community property state, any debt accumulated during a marriage is shared by both spouses as well. This includes any debt incurred after the marriage became official, most commonly mortgages, car loans and credit cards. If a court establishes that a debt is separate from the marriage, the sole owner is responsible for payment.

Contact an experienced California family law firm today

If you need an attorney to look at your division of assets, call the Law Offices of Lisa M. Dugoni, APC today at 650-356-1180 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Our firm is in San Mateo, and we represent clients throughout San Jose and the Bay Area.

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