Divorce Lawyer in Modesto, CA

Property division is a key issue in any divorce and can have a significant impact on your financial security. The best way to ensure the protection of your rights is to retain an experienced family law attorney.

For help in Stanislaus or San Joaquin County, contact Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin. Our experienced family law attorneys are prepared to handle any property division issue that may arise in your divorce, including:

  • Property characterization disputes (community vs. separate property)
  • Division of retirement and investment accounts
  • Valuation of a family-owned business
  • Division of personal property
  • Valuation of the marital home

To speak with an experienced divorce lawyer at our firm, contact our law office in Modesto, California. We are committed to providing quality legal representation and highly personalized service to each of our valued clients.

Property Division In California

California is a community property state. Property acquired during a marriage is typically classified as community property, with limited exceptions. Separate property includes property acquired by a spouse prior to a marriage and limited property acquired during a marriage, including property acquired by gift or inheritance. Property may also be classified as quasi community property (property where a portion is separate and a portion is community property).

When spouses are unable to reach an agreement about how their property should be divided, a court will divide their property in an equitable fashion. While a court may divide community property on an equal 50-50 basis, equitable division does not require an equal split. Given the significant discretion that courts have to divide property, it is critical that you have a skilled divorce lawyer who can negotiate a favorable division of property or make a compelling case on your behalf at trial.

We Tailor Our Services To Meet Your Needs

We understand that each of our clients has different needs. While some of our clients may be most concerned about the award of the marital home, other clients may be more concerned about liquid assets, such as investment or savings accounts. Our attorneys will work closely with you to identify your objectives and put legal measures in place with your needs in mind. As experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, we can provide the vigorous representation you require.

Contact A California Property Division Attorney

Let us put our experience to work for you. To contact a Modesto property division lawyer at Arata, Swingle, Van Egmond & Goodwin, call (209) 522-2211. You may also contact us by e-mail.