Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets?

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets?

Divorce
There are many things that you might worry about in a divorce - who will get the family home? How will you cover your expenses without your spouse‚Äôs income? How will you share time with your children? One thing you might not consider is that your spouse would try to gain the upper hand financially in your divorce by hiding assets. Hiding assets can significantly impact how community property is distributed in a divorce. If your spouse is able to conceal some of your shared property or assets from you, those assets might not be at issue in your divorce. This means that you will not get your 50 percent share of the assets that you deserve under California law. Hiding assets can take many forms, and some of them…
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Divorce Negotiations

Divorce Negotiations

Divorce
When two people decide to get divorced, it is often because they are having trouble agreeing on certain issues in their lives. They then face the conundrum that a divorce can be much easier if spouses can reach agreements on all major issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support, and community property division. The good news is that spouses do not have to agree on everything from the outset in order to avoid litigation and save resources. Instead, the right California divorce lawyer can facilitate negotiations and other options for you to try to reach an agreement out of court. First, each spouse and their respective attorneys will trade information, so all parties have the full picture of finances and other circumstances of the marriage. Then, the attorneys can…
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Are You Considering Divorce for 2021?

Are You Considering Divorce for 2021?

Divorce
2020 was a difficult year for most people, whether it was challenging financially, emotionally, or both. Families felt a lot of pressure, and marriages were certainly challenged. If you believe that you cannot resolve the conflict between you and your spouse - or you think your spouse wants to end the marriage - do not hesitate to learn the steps you can take to prepare for divorce and protect your rights. Learn about Your Options Knowing your options for how divorce cases proceed in California can help you get an idea of what to expect. An attorney can assess your situation and advise you which of the following might be the course of your divorce: UncontestedContestedMediationCollaborative divorce The type of divorce you will have will depend on your goals and…
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