Putting together a support team during divorce

California couples who are facing the end of their marriages may want to assemble a team that can support them throughout the process. For emotional support, this could include a therapist as well as family and friends. Each party might also want a financial adviser and an attorney.

Some advisers focus a part of their practice on matrimonial finances. These professionals may be able to work with people on their specific needs during and after a divorce. For example, during a divorce, people may need to put together a financial history. Estranged spouses might also need help in evaluating various alternative arrangements relating to property division. After the divorce, people may need assistance in managing their finances on a single income.

In choosing an attorney, a person might want to start by asking friends and family for recommendations. However, people may also want to talk to several lawyers to get a feel for the rapport between them. A person may be working with an attorney for a long time, and it is important to be comfortable with the lawyer in both a personal and professional sense. The person may also want to choose an attorney who has experience in similar divorce situations.

California is a community property state, so most of the couple's assets acquired during the marriage are considered jointly owned. However, the process of dividing marital property does not necessarily have to mean splitting everything 50/50. The couple might work out an arrangement with the help of their respective attorneys in which each takes certain assets that are of roughly equal worth. People should make sure they understand whether assets will tend to appreciate or depreciate in value. They should also make sure they take taxes, penalties and other costs into account, such as insurance and upkeep on a home, that might make an asset worth less than it initially appears.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Gavin & Dersch Law and Mediation

Vista Office
630 Alta Vista Drive, Suite 210
Vista, CA 92084

Phone: 760-691-1763
Fax: 760-941-4425
Vista Law Office Map

Del Mar Office
12636 High Bluff Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130

Phone: 760-691-1763
Fax: 760-941-4425
Map & Directions

Schedule Consultation

Contact our attorneys today

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy