Experienced Divorce Attorney in Ukiah & Mendocino County
Divorce can bring about intense emotions of pain, anger, sorrow and grief. What once was a source of unconditional and continued support is no longer available. It’s difficult for spouses to make decisions about shared assets, and planning for the future can be overwhelming.
In many cases, the only way to handle financial challenges brought on by divorce is through bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a way of providing debt relief to those who are going through divorce. You may be able to stop a home foreclosure, discharge credit card debt and consumer debt, as well as avoid certain financial responsibilities that result from divorce.
Whether you’re just contemplating divorce, in the process of divorce proceedings, or recently divorced, our experienced divorce attorneys at the Law Offices of Jim Sansone in Ukiah, California, are ready to work hard to seek a positive resolution of property division matters and other financial issues that may present themselves.
DIVISION OF PROPERTY
California is known as a community property state, which means that any assets accumulated during marriage, including the increased value of those assets, are all part of the marital estate and are to be split equally.
Inherited property, property that is received as a gift, or property that was previously owned prior to marriage or following the date of separation is considered separate property. Any prenuptial agreements will affect the characterization of the property.
At times it is almost impossible to divide certain assets, such a house, so our experienced attorneys will present you with a number of options in order to reach an equitable distribution of your property.
SAME SEX DIVORCE
The Supreme Court’s recent decision recognizes same sex marriage and domestic partnerships, which has changed the legal landscape. Our founding attorney, James V. Sansone, is an adept negotiator and trial lawyer who will zealously protect your rights.
Whether you’re in need of debt relief prior to, during, or after a divorce, we’re here to assist you. To schedule an initial confidential consultation, contact us or call the Law Offices of Jim Samsone in Ukiah, California, now at 707-542-5611. We’ll help you get the best divorce settlement possible in your case.