Property Division

Property Division

The complex considerations of property division are complicated by the emotions of divorce. Resentments, strained communications and sentimental attachments can be a barrier to practical thinking and the necessary give-and-take.

L.J. Stein Family Law strives to ensure you get your fair share, but we also work to protect your interests and reduce the animosity and expense involved. Even in high-asset and high-conflict divorces, L.J. Stein can often help you reach an agreement through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

L.J. Stein Family Law specializes in issues relating to asset division like separate property, inheritances, gifts from parents, and business holdings. L.J. Stein is intimately familiar with the laws and common pitfalls of dividing property, and he will implement and advise of strategies and solutions for nearly every scenario.

L.J. Stein can help you resolve issues regarding:

  • Separate property versus community property
  • Division of the marital interest in homes, real estate, investments and businesses
  • Sale or refinancing of the marital home
  • Inheritances or gifts during the marriage
  • Pensions and other retirement assets
  • Cars, valuables and other possessions
  • Jointly held debt (loans, credit cards, etc.)
  • Spousal maintenance (if applicable)

Without an experienced attorney to guide you, you may be surprised by many possible complicating factors. The courts have jurisdiction over all community and separate property. They can sometimes divide one spouse’s separate property, and award some or all of it to the other spouse. A spouse can come back years later and claim half of retirement accounts that were not properly dealt with at the time of divorce. Proceeds from selling the house may or may not be subject to division. L.J. Stein Family Law provides the experience to safeguard your immediate and long-term interests, and the creative know-how to boil these complex issues down to a mutually acceptable agreement.

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