Calexico Divorce Lawyer

Following a divorce you may have several questions related to property, including:

  • Who will pay the mortgage?
  • What will become of the car?
  • Will this affect my pension?
  • How will we arrange custody and/or support?

In California, all assets are to be valued equally and divided at the termination of a marriage. Issues of inheritance and separate property then come into play.

California defines separate property as what someone owned prior to marriage or what he or she may have inherited or received as gifts, as well as accrued interest.

The definition of community property is that which is acquired during marriage, as well as earnings from personal services during marriage.

Property and asset disclosures are critical and mandated by law concerning asset/income information.

Because California is an equal division state, community property is equally divided although child support and spousal support calculations take into account all income, including virtually all debt incurred during marriage. When both parties sign on a contract for something during a marriage, there is an obligation to pay. As part of a divorce, liabilities are split up individually but it has no effect on the creditor — a creditor's business rights remain intact.

These issues can be immensely complicated, but our lawyers are committed to bringing decades of experience to help you work toward an ideal outcome.

Since 1990, we at THE OFFICES OF THOMAS W. STOREY, APLC, have been working on complex divorce property division issues and are committed to helping you ideally work toward solutions involving:

  • Retirement accounts
  • Business ownership
  • Pensions
  • Savings accounts

It is our goal to help you get through this time as efficiently and effectively as possible while maintaining your emotional and financial well-being.

El Centro Alimony and Spousal Support Attorney

In order to calculate spousal support, California uses a computer program. After the court determines temporary spousal support, it calculates permanent support based on a variety of factors, including:

  • Needs of supported spouse
  • Standard of living
  • Jobs held
  • Education
  • Assets and debts
  • Sacrifices made in order to raise a family

Spousal support typically lasts half the length of a marriage (that lasted less than 10 years).

We are ready to help you reach a support structure that works best for you in your unique circumstances, and we encourage you to reach out.

To discuss any property division issue in a free initial consultation with one of our El Centro divorce attorneys, call 760-352-1311 or e-mail us here.