California’s community property law calls for an equitable split of a couple’s property, regardless of whose name is on the title or which spouse is the breadwinner. Dividing property in divorce rarely comes down to simple math. Some assets cannot be split in half. There may be disputes over the value of certain assets or whether the spouse has a community interest.
The Law Offices of Teresa A. Beyers will aggressively assert your interests in marital property division. We provide the legal knowledge, creativity, and effective representation to reach a fair and practical property settlement — in or out of court. We serve clients in the San Fernando Valley and Greater Los Angeles, from middle-class individuals with modest assets to business owners and high earners with complex estates.
Community property is sometimes misunderstood. Many clients think that a house, business, or pension is their own when in reality the spouse has at least a partial community interest under the law. Attorney Teresa Beyers can determine what is “on the table,” such as:
Teresa Beyers takes a big picture approach to property division. There are countless ways to divide your estate — what makes sense in line with your priorities, your current financial position, and your long-term goals? After the discovery process is complete, she can guide you through the give-and-take of a property settlement. If one spouse wants to keep the house, for instance, the other may get the 401(k). We use many strategies to balance the scales, such as a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO), equalization payments, buyouts, future considerations, reduced spousal support, or a greater share of the debt.
We have the experience to protect your interests in property division, even in complex and high net worth divorces. Ms. Beyers is adept at guiding clients to practical settlements through negotiation or mediation, and she is a skilled trial lawyer when aspects of property division must be settled in contested court proceedings.
Los Angeles marital property division attorney Teresa Beyers offers a free initial phone consultation and after-hours or weekend appointments. We also have a Spanish speaker on staff.
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