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.