Understanding Property Division In Your Divorce                 

You have probably heard that California is a community property state and therefore you and your spouse will need to divide everything either or both of you owned during the marriage. Marital property may include assets such as:


  • Financial accounts: checking and savings accounts, brokerage accounts and retirement funds
  • Cars, boats and other vehicles used for work, pleasure or day-to-day living
  • Stocks, bonds and other investments
  • Real estate property, including your marital home and any second homes or rental houses or apartments that you own
  • Household goods such as furniture, silverware, artwork, tools, collectibles and more
  • Business assets

Determining what is marital property and what is separate property (owned by either party before the marriage) is an important first step in property division in the dissolution of marriage Negotiations or mediation should then focus on how to arrive at a fair division of the marital property.  


Los Angeles Divorce Lawyer Tailors Nonadversarial Legal Solutions


Property division does not have to follow a strict formula. There are flexible ways of arriving at an agreement that a family law judge will accept in your California divorce. The Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler A Professional Corporation can help ensure that you will obtain the fairest settlement while minimizing conflict.


I am attorney Bradley S. Sandler, and my extensive experience practicing law in many practice areas has prepared me to help you navigate processes such as negotiations, mediation or litigation that will lead to a property division settlement.


Whenever possible, I will aim to keep you in control of the processes as you and your soon-to-be-ex arrive at your own outcome. If the two of you do not come to a decision about how to divide your assets, I can represent you in mediation or I can offer my services as an impartial mediator. My insights and experience can help you reach an agreement that will help you move forward with as few lingering burdens as possible after the divorce.


The Law Office of Bradley S. Sandler A Professional Corporation provides skilled and efficient help. Call 310-246-3900 or contact me at Bradley@sandlerlawfirm.com to schedule a consultation at my Beverly Hills office. We can help with Property Division in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles as well as Assets and Debts in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles.


What is the Bottom Line

Determining  what is marital property and what is separate property (owned by either party before the marriage) is an important first step in property division in the dissolution of marriage.

Negotiations or mediation should then focus on how to arrive at a fair division of the marital property.