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Property Division

Dividing Your California Marital Estate

In the simplest California divorces, couples equally divide their modest assets and move on with their lives. In many dissolutions, the math and the legalities of community property are infinitely more complicated. Dividing the estate down the middle might be impractical, and the complexities of certain estates may warrant more creative solutions. There could be significant disagreement about the value of certain assets, or whether a community property interest even exists.

Since estates differ, working with a San Diego, La Quinta, and Southern California divorce law firm that can knowledgeably address diverse points of law within a broader perspective is important. Dunne & Dunne helps clients establish priorities, choose their battles, and secure their fair share of the estate, so they will emerge from the divorce in the most beneficial financial position.

We are an established team of San Diego, La Quinta, and Southern California divorce lawyers, representing individuals throughout the San Diego Area. Schedule a consultation at 619-232-9260.

Sophisticated Analysis And Strategies For Property Division

Many of our clients are professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives, or the spouses of high earners. We delight in solving challenging legal and financial puzzles, and we can knowledgeably address the various aspects of marital wealth that arise in divorce:

  • Complex property distribution
  • Business and professional practice valuations
  • Retirement portfolios
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Community property (versus separate property)
  • Transmutation of assets
  • Appreciated value of separate property
  • Loans, credit cards and debts
  • Deferred compensation
  • Assets owned through trusts
  • Alimony payments or lump-sum distributions
  • Tax considerations
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Bankruptcy in the context of divorce

Our San Diego, La Quinta, and Southern California family law firm also handles property division among unmarried couples, such as high net worth clients who cohabitated but never married, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transsexual (“LGBT”) clients who accumulated wealth together.

Protecting Your Interests In Asset Division

Our accomplished San Diego, La Quinta, and Southern California family lawyers skillfully handle classification, valuation, hidden assets, and multiple other issues that arise. We are prepared to go to court when the other party will not bargain in good faith, or when we need a judge to settle an impasse or resolve a legal question. In or out of court, we strive to maintain the dignity and humanity of our clients during this stressful process.

To speak with experienced San Diego, La Quinta, and Southern California divorce attorneys about the issues specific to your divorce or legal separation, please contact us online or call us at 619-232-9260.