Property, Asset and Debt Division
Alameda County Family Law and Divorce Attorney
Helping You Find Workable Legal Solutions
For many divorcing couples, the division of assets is a huge point of contention. In California, property is divided between the two divorcing people equally. Any assets, such as a home, a car or other things of value that you secured after you were married, will need to be divided in this way. A skilled property division lawyer will help you negotiate the distribution of marital assets like houses, cars, retirement accounts and stocks, as well as marital debts like credit cards, car loans and mortgages.
Working With Appropriate Experts to Protect Your Interests
If you need a financial expert to determine the true value of your marital assets and debts, I have access to a network of qualified professionals. Expert opinions may be necessary if you suspect that there are hidden assets that may hold up a settlement, if there are hard-to-value assets like businesses and stock portfolios, or if one party has substantial non-marital assets. My goal is, simply put, to safeguard your current and future interests.
Knowledgeable, Thorough and Compassionate Advice
My ability to remain calm when others around me become emotional helps me effect a better settlement on your behalf. If you or your spouse are too embittered by your divorce to clearly see the issues at hand, then important facts might be missed, thus jeopardizing your future. I am able to maintain a reasonable and rational approach at all times. I keep in mind your end goals and can be flexible in the legal approach. I take to reach the best outcome for you.
I am aware that marriage often takes away financially from both parties. I can help you prepare for your future by examining the potential tax liability of any property settlement, making sure your family business will continue to prosper after your divorce, ensuring you and your children have adequate medical coverage after the split and making sure the transition to single life is as smooth as possible for you after the property division.
To reach Jamie Elmer, Esq., for experienced and effective legal counsel, call me (510) 644-2411 or contact me online.
Martin "Jamie" Elmer, Esq. is recognized as a Certified Family Law Specialist by California State Bar