2755 Jefferson Street, Suite 205, Carlsbad, California 92008 | 1019 Costa Pacifica Way, Suite 1303, Oceanside, California 92054

Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law

Free initial phone consultation NORTH COUNTY SAN DIEGO CARLSBAD 760.512.3251 OCEANSIDE 760.512.3251 SAN FRANCISCO 415.906.4142 Evening & Weekend Appointments Available
Division of Marital Assets

Carlsbad Lawyers Assist You with the Division of Marital Property

Experienced attorneys help clients obtain equitable divorce terms

Established in 1993, Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law can help you obtain a fair share of marital assets in your divorce. A hallmark of our firm is our dual approach to getting results while helping clients stay calm and focused on their goals.

Our attorneys both have extensive training in mediation and collaborative divorce techniques. Attorney Alan Silverman is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a family law specialist. He applies his 15 years of experience as a family therapist and psychologist to helping you cope with the challenging aspects of your divorce.

Individual versus marital property

Property you and your spouse acquired during your marriage is considered community property and is subject in California to equal division. Assets you owned prior to the marriage or that were obtained individually may be counted as separate property to which your spouse has no legal interests. Determining which property belongs to your marriage and which belongs to you or your spouse individually is complicated by the tendency of couples to mix property. One of the first steps our attorneys take is to properly categorize your list of assets. We also engage in thorough discovery to learn more about property your spouse is claiming that might actually belong to the marriage. If appropriate in your case, we consider spousal support in our settlement negotiations or trial plans.

Calculating values of marital assets

Our divorce lawyers calculate the accurate values of your marital assets so we can devise a comprehensive strategy for dividing your property with your spouse. If you and your spouse own rare or complex property, we consult with experts about the complicated valuations. We review your interests in such property as:

  • Real estate
  • Personal assets and household items
  • Bank accounts
  • Securities
  • Small businesses
  • Professional degrees and licenses
  • Intangible property, such as copyrights, trademarks and patents
  • Automobiles
  • Boats, trailers or other motor vehicles
  • Antiques and rare collectibles

Equitable distribution of the marital home in Oceanside & Vista, CA

Your marital home may be one of your most valuable and treasured assets. Our lawyers think outside the box regarding the division of real property and the financing options available to you or your spouse if either of you plan to remain in the home. To develop a realistic picture of the San Diego property market before agreeing to a settlement, we can engage the assistance of reputable appraisers and real estate agents who specialize in home sales for divorcing couples. To account for delays in the sale or the deed transfer, we include in your settlement the terms for interim upkeep, such as payment of mortgages, taxes, insurance and maintenance.

Learn more from our Southern California legal team about obtaining a fair marital property settlement

To obtain a fair share of your marital assets, call Silverman & Silverman, Attorneys at Law at 760.512.3251 or 415.906.4142 or contact us online to schedule your free initial phone consultation. Sunday appointments are available.

From our law office in Carlsbad, we serve clients in Oceanside, La Jolla, Vista, Encinitas, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe and throughout the San Diego area.

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