San Diego Property Division Attorney

Legal advice concerning the distribution of marital property and assets in divorce

Figuring out which assets and debts are subject to California's community property laws can be complicated and confusing. An experienced divorce lawyer from Bierer & Associates can make this process as easy and uncomplicated as possible using our understanding of applicable property division laws and how to resolve disputes.

California Community Property Law

Assets and debts that are characterized as community property are subject to California's community property laws, which states that community property should be divided equally between a husband and wife in a divorce. While the law seems simple, San Diego family law attorney Marilyn Bierer understands that there are many aspects of property division that become complicated:

  • Family business valuation
  • Real estate and property valuation
  • Division of 401(k), retirement and pension plans
  • Division of stock options
  • Discovery of hidden assets
  • Determining fair market value of property
  • Characterizing marital property from separate property
  • Protection of separate property

You and your ex will have the opportunity to negotiate a property settlement agreement, which allows you to decide how to divide property, assets and debts, not a judge. If you and your ex are unable to come to agreement, our lawyers are ready and able to protect your assets and pursue a fair resolution in court. We have more than 15 years of experience with negotiation and litigation on behalf of our clients' best interests.

How you ultimately determine asset division and marital property distribution may have a serious impact on child support and spousal support (alimony). While it may just seem like "stuff", property division can have an impact on your life for years to come - make sure you have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your best interests.

Contact Us

To schedule a consultation with a skilled lawyer who can explain how to divide debts and assets in divorce, contact the San Diego law offices of Marilyn Bierer. Because of the complex legal issues and financial implications involved in property division and asset distribution, our attorneys must meet with you in person before providing any legal advice.