During a divorce, establishing what assets and debts are community property is just one of the many steps required. At Melamed Law Group, we take an approach that involves understanding our clients' situations from multiple standpoints. We understand the financial impact that a divorce has and make it a point to use our financial and family law skills and resources to resolve our clients' legal matters efficiently. Our Beverly Hills law firm has a reputation for providing quality and individualized legal advice for people throughout California.
California — A Community Property State
California is a community property state. This means that with regard to asset division in divorce, all marital assets are presumed to be community property and are to be divided evenly. Marital assets include any asset that is acquired from the date of the marriage to the date of separation. Community property also includes marital debts that are acquired during the course of the marriage. There are many different things that can affect community property and division of assets, including:
- Businesses: Have you started a business or has your business continued to grow during the course of the marriage?
- Education: Has one spouse obtained an education during the marriage?
- Criminal offenses: Has one spouse been convicted of a crime and were community funds used to pay for a defense?
Extensive Skills And Experience In Finance, Business And Divorce
Establishing what property and debts are separate can be the most complicated part of dividing marital property. When a business or significant assets are involved, this process can become even more complex and intricate. Our Beverly Hills community property lawyer, Veronika Melamed, has extensive experience representing clients in highly complex divorce matters involving businesses, high-asset/high-earner divorce and more. She has an extensive background in managerial finance, and her ability to examine complex situations from a comprehensive standpoint is one of the many qualities she is recognized for.
Also Representing Clients In The San Fernando Valley — Community Property Attorney
To arrange an initial consultation with attorney Veronika Melamed, please contact our firm at 310-256-2912 or 800-708-6144. Consultations can be arranged to meet your convenience. Russian is spoken at our firm.