Division Of Assets

During a divorce, property must be divided between the spouses. Deciding who gets what can quickly turn litigious. For more than 30 years, individuals in Claremont and throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Inland Empire have relied on The Law Offices of John J. Guzman to protect their financial and property interests during divorce.

John Guzman has one goal: protecting his clients' interests. He won't roll over and agree to subpar settlement agreements and he won't push costly litigation when it is not necessary. Instead, he uses negotiation and litigation strategically, to ensure you leave your marriage with a fair share of marital assets. This starts with a realistic evaluation of your case during the very first consultation.

Protect Your Financial Interests During Divorce

In California, marital, or community, property is divided between the spouses. Common assets up for division during divorce include:

  • The family residence
  • Retirement accounts and pension plans
  • Small or family-owned businesses
  • Bank accounts
  • Debts

Family law attorney John Guzman takes a creative approach to property division. He will work with you to find out which assets are most important to you and then develops a division plan that tries to get the assets you need to leave your marriage in the most financially secure manner possible.

In some cases, neither spouse may be able to afford the family home on his or her own. Mr. Guzman uses creative means — such as deferred sales, spousal support buyouts and creative distribution of pensions — to get the best outcome for his clients.

Guiding You Down The Right Path

Dividing property and debts is one of the most stressful, and highly contentious, parts of the divorce process. Many couples get in lengthy and expensive litigation over who gets what. Having realistic expectations and a reasonable goal will help reduce contention and cost.

Attorney Guzman will provide you with a straightforward overview of your case and a realistic appraisal of each asset. His years of experience mean he is able to assess your case from an analytical standpoint and accurately predict the outcome of various issues in court.

Knowing your chances of success is vital to planning a post-divorce budget. Once you know your options, the time and costs involved in pursuing various properties, and the short- and long-term effect a decision will have on your finances, you can make an informed decision.

Call Attorney John Guzman

Contact Claremont asset division lawyer John Guzman at 626-339-8947. Mention this website to receive a free 30-minute consultation.