Irvine Property Protection Attorney

At Giammichele Law, APC, our team is ready to help support you during one of the toughest times in your life. Divorce is never an easy process, but it's especially difficult when you feel the division of your property has been executed in an unfair manner.

One of our firm's founding principles is transparency. Not only do we want what is best for our clients, but we'll be honest with you when it comes to the possible outcomes of your situation. During the proceeding of a sperate property protection case, it's important for an attorney to give their client a sense of confidence. This can only be achieved through integrity. Our team strives for a principled client experience. We treat our clients with high regard and are sure to tell them that we don't cut corners.

How Does Divorce Work in California?

California is known as a community property state. This means that when a divorce takes place, the law views all possessions acquired by both parties to be under equal ownership. For example, when two people form a band, they may decide to buy and share all of the equipment used for rehearsals, shows, etc. However, if the band ultimately splits up, the two members must divide all of the instruments, equipment, and profits equally. Divorce works similarly in California. Each party gets an equal share of all properties. Let's take a look at what the common steps would look like for property division in the Irvine area.

Distinguish Property

In this step, our team can help you determine which items and properties are deemed marital vs. separate. This will help to divide the possessions equally. Below includes a list of the possible items and assets you might have to distinguish:

  • Outstanding debt

  • Jewelry

  • Furniture

  • Fine art

  • Vehicles or boats

  • Real estate

Our team at Giammichele Law, APC is ready to help you with this difficult process. Having served the community of Irvine for over a decade, our professionals know what it takes to categorize your items and properties correctly.

Establish Value

Given that the state of California dictates equal distribution, this step is very critical in reaching a fair outcome. While you might not be able to remember the value of certain items, our staff is here to assist you. Our team can help calculate the total added value of things like business interests, retirement plans, 401k plans, stocks and bonds. Once our legal team has the total value, we'll fight for your share.

In the final step, our professional legal team will help ensure that you retain possession of any property that is rightfully yours. In most cases, a judge will give a final verdict on which items and properties belong to which parties. In this step, it's more important than ever to trust a well-oiled machine like the Giammichele Law, APC. Our staff will fight to the necessary means to make sure you're granted what was yours in the beginning.