Property Division

California is a community property state which means that any property acquired during a marriage must be split evenly when you divorce. There are exceptions to this, such as gifts or an inheritance received by one spouse while legally married remains in the possession of that spouse. Whatever property you owned before the marriage began remains your property. If property is owned outside of this state but was acquired during the marriage, it is still considered part of the community property to be divided.

Even when you go through the process of a legal separation, you are still married and the laws on property division apply. Whether you are going through the divorce process or a legal separation, I strongly urge you to consult with an accomplished Tracy family law lawyer from my firm. Many divorces are uncontested and there is little to no animosity in the ending of the marriage. There are many times where this is not the case and one party will try to hide assets or take more than half of the community property. Michael S. Martin, P.C. has experience in resolving either scenario.

Property Division Lawyer in Tracy

Going through a divorce can be very trying, especially when there is considerable property and assets to be divided. An accurate division of property and other assets need s to be considered. My firm is here to support you from the beginning to the end of your divorce proceedings. You and your children's best interests must be protected and my firm has the family law experience necessary to effectively assist you. Even if your divorce is amicable, it is vital to have caring and skilled representation so that nothing is missed and your financial future is made more secure through equitable distribution of your property .

Contact a Tracy property division attorney before g oing through the divorce process to see to the correct division of your marital property.

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As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent you. While my office handles a variety of types of cases I have dedicated a majority of my practice to representation in criminal law, bankruptcy, and personal injury.