Ideal Legal Group specializes in evaluating divorce cases to determine the equitable division of marital property between you and your spouse or domestic partner. We understand that each divorce case is unique, and it is important to know what to expect when you start the divorce proceedings. In some situations, the division of property in divorce can be a contentious part of the process.
In California, property division and debt issues are settled in a Marital Settlement Agreement, or the property awarding is court ordered by the Superior Court within the Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage. California is considered a “community property state,” meaning that property and debt acquired during the marriage until the official marriage end date will be split equally. Separating couples often can work out a fair agreement as to the division of their assets to create an equal net share for each party. A judge ultimately must sign off on the agreed-upon terms to make the separation of property official.
But in cases where both parties are unable to agree upon value and division of property and debt, Ideal Legal Group can help mediate and arrive at a fair solution for both individuals. And our international divorce lawyers can be extremely helpful in cases that involve one or more pension plans, which can be more valuable than any or all assets combined.
Additionally, pension plans carry special rules. The use of one of Ideal Legal Group’s attorneys can clarify and facilitate the division of this particular asset, which may need to be joined as a “party” to a divorce case before a judge can issue a Qualified Domestic Relations Order regarding the pension division. A QDRO is a complicated form and can create undesired results if mistakes are made. One of our international divorce lawyers will be able to streamline this process and ensure the best results for both parties.
To see if you may need assistance in your division of property, please contact our international divorce lawyers for a free consultation at (626) 569-1882 or firstname.lastname@example.org.