Protecting Your Interests During Property Division

Property division is a key issue in any divorce and can have a significant impact on your financial security. Retaining a highly qualified family law attorney is the first step to protecting your rights if you face the prospect of divorce.

To speak with an experienced divorce lawyer, please contact me, attorney Ronald K. Stitch. I have more than 30 years of legal experience, during which I have represented more than a thousand family law clients. I will provide you with skilled and knowledgeable representation to address any property division issue that may arise in your divorce. I have the experience and legal sophistication necessary to handle cases involving business valuations, real estate division, division of retirement benefits and other complex property division issues.

I am committed to providing people in Thousand Oaks and surrounding areas with quality family law representation focused on their goals. To schedule your free consultation, please contact my law office in Westlake Village, California: 805-242-9713.

Understanding California Property Division Laws

California is a community property state, which means property acquired during a marriage is presumed to be owned by both spouses, with limited exceptions. Separate property includes property acquired by a spouse prior to and after a marriage and property acquired during a marriage, if by gift or inheritance.

When spouses are unable to reach an agreement about how their property should be divided, a court will divide their community property equally. If the parties want to decide for themselves how their property is divided, they need to reach an agreement regarding property division outside of the courtroom. I offer family law mediation services that can help you avoid protracted litigation over division of property and other issues, thus minimizing the emotional and financial costs of divorce. When it is necessary to fight for you at trial, however, I am fully prepared to vigorously protect your rights and interests.

A Certified Family Law Specialist Serving Ventura And Los Angeles Counties

I have focused my legal career on helping people face their family law challenges. Due to this focus and my extra legal education in family law, I have been certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Family Law Specialist.

I have strong negotiation skills and considerable trial experience. As a client of my firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side. Call 805-242-9713 or contact me by email to schedule a free consultation and learn what I can do for you.