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Family Law

Protecting the Interests of Clients in Complex Divorces

Divorce Lawyers Serving Riverside, Corona, Norco and Surrounding Areas

After making the difficult decision to go their separate ways, many couples are faced with another challenge — determining the best way to divide their mutual assets and debts. This is a particular obstacle for couples whose finances have become intertwined over the course of several years.

At the Law Offices, we have extensive experience handling complex divorces involving substantial assets, considerable debt, or inherited property, or when services such as business valuation will be required. Our attorneys are committed to protecting your interests during the process of divorce.

Call us or send us an e-mail about your unique situation. Our experienced family law attorneys will listen to your specific situation and discuss your particular concerns during a free initial consultation.

Determination of Ownership, Value and Appropriate Division in Complex Divorces
Our focus has remained consistent over the years. The lawyers at The Law Offices of John Joseph Buckey, Jr. and Associates take the time to listen and fully understand our clients’ unique situations and goals. We work closely with clients to determine the scope of their mutual and separate finances, which may include items such as:

  • Stocks, stock options or stock plans
  • Retirement plans, 401(k) plans, pensions, insurance and employment benefits
  • Professional practices and family-owned businesses
  • Intellectual property interests
  • Vacation homes, investment property, and luxury items
  • Commercial and residential mortgage debt
  • Credit card debt

In California, most property and debt owned by married couples is considered community property. During property division in any divorce, the first step is to determine whether any assets or debts should be categorized as the separate property of one of the spouses.

Once it is determined which property and debt should be allocated to the couple, we work to ensure it is determined equitably. In more complex divorces, we frequently work with forensic accountants to determine the proper valuation of all assets, as well as to discover any hidden assets, if necessary. At every step of this process, we are prepared to protect your interests through effective negotiation, in mediation, or in court.

We Keep Fees Reasonable

We provide people with effective representation at a reasonable fee. One reason our fees are reasonable is that we do not add phone calls between you and us to your bill. From your initial consultation on, all calls are free.

We’re ready to protect your interests. Call us or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.

Family Law

Safeguarding Clients’ Separate Property in Divorce

Divorce Lawyers Serving Riverside, Corona, Norco and Surrounding Areas

You and your spouse were once independent of each other. Many people enter marriage with separate property, such as inheritances, retirement savings, or proceeds from the sale of a home. We understand how unjust it feels to find that assets you never intended to give up could be subject to division during your divorce.

At the Law Offices, we have extensive experience handling complex divorces, such as those involving substantial or important separate property, including inheritances, family vacation property, and gifts.

When you ask us whether you will be allowed to keep your separate property, we will reply by asking you what property you believe is rightfully yours alone. With your answer to that in mind, our lawyers will prepare a sound, powerful argument for your position and apply ourselves to protecting your separate assets and achieving your goals in the marital property settlement.

Call us or send us an e-mail to discuss your situation. Our experienced family law attorneys will listen to your unique needs and concerns during a free initial consultation.

Proper Categorization of Marital and Separate Assets

In California, most property and debt owned by married couples is considered community property, and the standards for determining what constitutes separate property are complex.

As an example, if you inherited money before getting married, it could still be considered a part of the marital estate. The chances the court are better, however, that will find it to be separate property if you kept the inheritance completely separate from your mutual finances during the entire course of your marriage.

Our goal is to protect any property you brought with you into the marriage or acquired after separation, such as:

  • Assets excluded from division by marital or prenuptial agreements
    Gifts, such as jewelry, antiques or rare coins
  • Inheritances, whether received before or during the marriage, or after separation
  • Property owned before vows were exchanged, including business assets, proceeds from the sale of real estate, rare collectibles, etc.
  • Property obtained after separation

The attorneys at the Law Offices we are knowledgeable about the requirements, and we are committed to protecting our clients’ rights to this property. In some circumstances, we consult forensic accountants to show the source and treatment of assets during the marriage.

We Keep Fees Reasonable

We provide people with effective representation at reasonable fees. One reason our fees are reasonable is that we do not add phone calls between you and us to your bill. From your initial consultation on, all calls are free.

We’re ready to protect your interests. Call us or send us an e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.

Family Law

Is CPS Trying to Take Your Child Away?

Is CPS Trying to Take Your Child Away?

The situation usually plays out as follows: A parent, such as yourself, is at home taking care of the children. With little or no warning, Child Protective Services shows up. They quickly review the situation and take the children away.

The parent is left with little explanation about what has happened and what to do next. If you have found yourself in this situation, the Law Offices can help. We will fight to help you keep your children.

We Keep Fees Reasonable

At our law firm, we believe that quality legal representation can be provided at reasonable fees. Our lawyers keep fees reasonable, partly because we do not add phone calls between you and us to your bill. From your initial consultation on, all calls are free.

We Will Fight to Help You Keep Your Children

In theory, the social workers that work for Child Protective Services have your child’s best interests at heart. Unfortunately, goals can become twisted. False reports of child abuse or dangerous home conditions can be believed to be true. The negative actions of one parent can tarnish the positive parenting skills of the other.

Our lawyers know how to sort these matters out. We understand how to deal with CPS and the juvenile court system.

If there is a legitimate problem, we can work with you to fix it in order to allow you to keep your children from being sent to foster homes.

If there is no problem and all allegations are false, we can design a strategy dedicated to convincing the court that your parenting skills are up to the task of raising your child properly.

Contact Us for Your Free Consultation
Our attorneys represent parents in Corona and Norco, as well as the surrounding parts of California.

Call  or send us an e-mail for an in-depth and specific discussion about handling Child Protective Services cases.

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