Long Beach’s Signature Property Division Attorneys

Determining how the assets of your home will be divided during a divorce can be a frustrating process. If you add in the consideration of who will “own” the debt the couple has accrued (called debt allocation), it can only serve to make the matter more complex. At Budget Legal Center, we can help you and your ex find an equitable split of debt, property, and assets for a very affordable price. As Long Beach, CA’s leading low-cost divorce attorneys, we can help you address property division and all other aspects of your divorce without having to pay excessive legal fees. We’ve served countless clients over the last 20 years, and in that time, we’ve built a reputation for effective legal counsel and representation. Contact us today for more information.

Is property division too complex to handle affordably?

While the matter of property division may seem complicated on the surface, it truly isn’t. The law is very specific about how to divide property between two divorcing spouses. Couples in the midst of divorce must decide how to divide their property and debts, or the court will intervene. Under California’s community property laws, assets and debts spouses acquire during marriage are equally owned by both of them and must be divided equally as well. At Budget Legal Center, we can help you determine what property and debt are considered communal and which property is individual. We’ll strive to ensure your marriage dissolution is fair and as hassle-free as possible. Should a dispute arise, we’ll aggressively represent your interests in court and fight to protect your rights. Contact us now to schedule a free initial consultation.

How property division works in California

Under California law, property and debts can be differentiated between communal and private ownership. If an asset or debt was accrued before marriage, this is considered privately owned property. If an asset or debt was accrued during the marriage, it is considered communal property. Any property or debt accrued after the separation but before the divorce proceedings is also considered privately owned property. What often comes into question is the actual date of separation, especially if one spouse earned a large amount of money or spent a significant amount of money. Typically, courts will lean toward this amount being more communal than privately owned, but without expert legal guidance, you may find their ruling to work against you. Whether you and your spouse have amassed wealth or owe quite a bit in debt, we can help you negotiate fair terms that will allow you to move on with your life. We’ll research the details and facts needed to ensure your rights are protected and take the time needed to represent your interests aggressively.

Our expert family legal services

When you need expert family legal services in Long Beach, CA, look no further than Budget Legal Center. Our team of fully licensed and State Bar-certified attorneys has over 20 years of experience with divorces, separations, child custody cases, bankruptcies, and more. We offer flat-fee pricing that will work with almost any budget and we’ll ensure your case is given the attention it deserves. We’re happy to answer your questions and provide quality legal counsel, guidance, and representation when you need it. Whether you’re dividing debts with your ex or you need court-ordered protection from domestic abuse, we’ll guide you through the process and ensure you get the best possible outcome.

Ensure your property is divided equitably. Call us today.

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