An East Bay Area Property Division Attorney
The divorce settlement you receive at the time of your divorce will provide the cornerstone of your finances for many years to come. It is important then, to receive the best settlement possible.
I am William P. Davis, a family law attorney with many years experience in matters involving the division of community property. This experience ranges from relatively straightforward cases involving minimal assets to those involving highly complex property division issues. In addition, I have even taught law school courses on the tracing and identification of separate and community property.
Contact my firm for a free consultation. I can review your situation and discuss the legal issues that will shape the outcome of your case.
The Property Division Process
In California, the law distinguishes between separate property (that acquired before marriage or through inheritance or gift) and community property (all assets acquired during marriage except inheritances or gifts). Community property is to be divided on an equal basis, with some exceptions.
I have extensive experience in the tracing and identification of separate property, including assets in the form of family owned businesses and retirement accounts. I understand how to trace the transformation of separate property into community property and how to deal with real estate that has declined in value. My firm will work to achieve a fair property settlement that protects your assets and your rights.
Complex Property Division Cases
My firm can also address complex community property issues. When it can be helpful, I can call upon a network of professionals who can be of assistance such as a business valuation specialist, an appraiser, a QDRO specialist for dealing with retirement accounts, and other experts.
I have found that careful case preparation can enable my firm to obtain fair settlements through negotiation. If it is necessary, I conduct assertive litigation to protect my client's rights and property.
Free Consultation With a Lawyer
For a free consultation with William P. Davis, Attorney at Law, call 888-335-9597 toll free or contact my firm online.
From my office in Martinez, I advise and represent clients throughout the East Bay area, including Concord and Walnut Creek, California.