Protecting Your Financial Future Through Divorce
For many married couples, protecting their financial future is as important as fighting for custody. Fighting for a fair property settlement doesn’t mean arguing over the silverware. For many spouses, it will mean protecting their financial future so they can take care of their family.
At Laughlin Legal, PC, in Foster City, we understand how important it is to protect our client’s financial assets and future. We work aggressively to ensure that property is fully accounted for and distributed equitably under the law.
Some complex property issues we have experience with include:
- Uncovering hidden assets
- Business valuation
- Retirement accounts and pension values
- Deferred compensation and bonus values
- Commissions and royalties
- Overseas assets
- Current and future value of real estate holdings
Yes, Debt May Be Considered Marital Property, Too
Just as any assets accumulated over the duration of the marriage are considered marital property and subject to equitable distribution between divorcing spouses, so too is debt taken out in both party’s names. Under some circumstances, one spouse may accumulate personal debt in their own name, or without consent or knowledge of the other spouse. Separate debt may be exempt from equitable distribution if it can be shown that the debt was not commingled with other marital debt or property.
Contact Us To Discuss Your Property Division Concerns
Call us to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns about your California divorce property settlement. We are proud of our record of protecting our clients’ rights and interests. Whenever possible, we seek common-sense solutions but have an excellent record of fighting aggressively in court, when necessary.