5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 110
Pleasanton, CA 94588

(925) 463-0750

Staley Jobson
5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 110
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Tel: (925) 463-0750
Fax: (925) 463-0407


Pleasanton Family Lawyer - Property Division

Property Division During a Divorce

California is a community property state. This means that all property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be part of the marital estate and is to be equally divided at the time of divorce or legal separation. This principle applies to all assets, ranging from homes to furniture to savings accounts to retirement funds.

There are, however, exceptions to the community property presumption. Property that is inherited, received as a gift, or that can be traced to property owned prior to the date of marriage or after the date of separation is separate property. In addition, the characterization of property may be affected by a prenuptial agreement or other signed agreements during the marriage.

The experienced family law attorneys at Staley  Jobson will assist you in determining the character of your property.

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