The division of property is one of the most complex parts of a divorce process. However, the process can become even more complicated when there are entangled assets or if this is a high asset divorce case. At the Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch, we are fully qualified to handle any property divorce case you have. Our knowledgeable and experienced team is going to get to work uncovering all assets involved and negotiating on your behalf. When you need a Simi Valley complex property division lawyer, we are here to help.
How are these cases different?
California is a community property state. This means that any property that is acquired during the course of the marriage is considered jointly owned (community property). This really impacts a divorce because the law requires that all community property be split equally between the two separating parties. This is already one of the hardest parts of the divorce process, and it can be even more complex when the assets involved are considered “high-value.”
What makes these cases more complicated?
To answer that question, we want you to look at some of the assets involved in these cases:
- Investment portfolios
- Retirement accounts (401ks, IRAs, etc.)
- Stock options related to employment agreements, business interests, etc.
- Real estate property (marital homes, second homes, vacation homes, commercial property, investment property)
- Any businesses owned by either party
- Professional practices in which one party may be a partner to (physician PLLCs, law firms, accounting firms, etc.)
- Investments and collectibles, including things like art collections, jewelry, cars, and more
Anyone of those is hard enough to split. When it comes to high-asset, or complex property cases, they often have every one of those items to contend with.
A skilled attorney is necessary
Your divorce attorney is going to be the one handling all of this for you. The discovery process will be important for a Simi Valley complex property division case. If one party is hiding assets or is being treated unfairly, your attorney will work to uncover the truth by:
- Demanding documents that foreclose financial records (loan applications, tax returns, bank records, etc.)
- Inspecting any safe deposit boxes
- Requiring your spouse to give a deposition under oath
- Handle all negotiations related to the property division on your behalf
We are here to help you today
You do not have to fear the process of property division in a divorce. We know this is an incredibly difficult time for you and that you may have complex assets that need to be sorted through. At the Law Offices of Ronald K. Stitch, we are going to ensure you are being treated fairly at every step along the way. Our qualified and experienced team is going to get to work on your behalf and ensure that this process goes smoothly. When you need a Simi Valley complex property division attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling 818-237-4574.