Category Archives: Property Division

Filing for Bankruptcy in a California Divorce

If you are considering declaring bankruptcy during your California divorce, you really should consult an expert, preferably one in bankruptcy and one in family law. Filing for bankruptcy has a “ripple effect” in other courts in that there is an automatic stay of litigation until the bankruptcy case is adjudicated. This can have ramifications in… Read More »

Divorce and the Marital Home in Orange County California

One of the most troublesome issues in an Orange County divorce is what to do with the marital home.  For many divorcing couples the family residence represents the family’s life savings in the form of equity built up in the house.  Depending on the parties’ goals, there are many options to disposing of the community’s… Read More »

Dividing a Business in an Orange County California Divorce

How to divide a family business can be one of the most complex property issues in a California divorce.  The business represents not only the livelihood of one or both parties, but often is a significant asset of the marriage. Who Should Get the Business? Usually, the party who actually runs the business is awarded… Read More »

Is Inheritance Community Property or Separate Property

In their Orange County divorce, many people wonder whether the money or property they inherited will have to be given to their spouse in the divorce.  Generally, inheritance is considered the separate property of the person who inherited it.  Family Code section 770 (a)(2) includes as separate property of a married person, “all property acquired… Read More »