A couple can accumulate a lot of possessions over the course of a marriage. In addition to the items that they own when they are single they will also likely purchase and acquire other tangible assets and liquid investments as a united pair. Depending upon how it structures the ownership of its property a Los Angeles couple may endure a difficult property division in the event that the partners choose to divorce.
In California, property divisions are generally governed by community property laws. Community property recognizes that some of the property an individual owns during his marriage is separate property but that other items and assets may be considered marital property depending upon how they were acquired. Though an individual may be able to take from his marriage the separate property that is rightfully his he may have to zealously fight for possession of items of marital property that are considered under the ownership of both he and his soon-to-be ex-spouse.
Leaving a marriage is always hard but doing so without a fair property division can make starting over incredibly burdensome. The guidance of a dedicated family law attorney can help a person understand his property rights and pursue the best possible outcome for his future as he moves through his divorce.
The law office of Sina Mohajer, located in Los Angeles, is available to work with new family law clients. The firm provides support for individuals experiencing many divorce-related legal issues, including but not limited to property division complications, child custody disputes, and others. To learn more about the firm and the ways it can support individuals struggling with family law issues, please visit its website on property division.