Divorce leads to many disagreements between spouses. One of the greatest subjects of such disagreement is the division of assets and debts. Fortunately, California is a “community property” state which makes the process more straightforward than that of many other jurisdictions. It is important to understand, however, that disputes can quickly arise over whether items should be considered part of the community or separate and how the division of such items should be handled. It is important that you retain the services of an attorney who is experienced in a such matters. Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino divorce lawyer who is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He works to provide the highest levels of service and is ready to assist you. Contact our office today.
San Bernardino attorney assisting with the distribution of property and debt during a California divorce
California is a community property state. This means that assets, debts, retirement benefits, and income acquired during the marriage will generally be seen as belonging to both spouses. This is true regardless of whether the items are only “in the name” of one spouse. An exception to this rule are items which are acquired as a gift or by inheritance. When dividing assets and debts, the Court will not require that each and every item be divided in half. Instead, the Court will only be concerned with making sure that the total dollar value of the marital community is equally divided. Disputes can quickly arise over whether assets and debts should be considered community or separate. Disputes can also arise as to how assets should be valued. The outcome of such matters can greatly impact your financial future. It is suggested that you retain a lawyer to assist you with such matters.
Aruna Rodrigo is a San Bernardino divorce attorney who is experienced in handling community property disputes. He will use your initial consultation to gain an understanding of your situation and to give you an honest assessment of your case. If a resolution cannot be reached in regards to property and debt, then he will use discovery (the process by which information is gained in a lawsuit) to acquire bank statements, credit card statements, and other financial records. He will use these records to show the nature of the items in dispute and will make a case that the items should be divided fairly. If necessary, he will litigate these matters at trial and will make sure that your rights are protected from beginning to end. Aruna understands the impact that these issues can have on your financial future. He focuses on this area of law so that you may focus on that future. Contact us today.
San Bernardino lawyer staying in communication with those going through a marital property dispute
Financial disputes are one of the leading causes of divorce. Aruna understands that disputes over marital property can lead to even higher levels of stress. This is why he works to keep you informed as to the status of your case. He will meet with you as often as necessary, he will make himself available to answer your questions, and he will send you a “summary letter” after every Court hearing so that you clearly understand how the Judge has ruled. Aruna prides himself on a high level of attorney-client communication and this is our promise in every case we handle. Call today to speak with a lawyer.
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