14 November 2011 0 Comments

Property Division and Divorce

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In California, all property and debt issues are settled and stated within the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage.

The State of California is a community property state; community property refers to all assets and debts acquired during the marriage and held in joint tenancy.  If the couple cannot come to an agreement regarding division of their assets, the Superior Court judge will make the decision for them.

There is an exception – the couple’s separate property.  Separate property includes anything the parties had before the marriage took place, such as an inheritance.  However, if separate property becomes mixed with community property, it could be considered community property in the end.

If you are going through a divorce and you and your spouse cannot agree on how to divide your property and debts, contact an experienced Riverside Family Law attorney who will help you make the best decisions about your future.

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