What Am I Entitled to in My California Divorce Settlement?
Divorce is a tough time, and you want it to be over as quickly as possible. You also want to get what’s fair in your California divorce. You don’t want to walk away with nothing. Depending on how long you were married, you could be entitled to a lot or a little.
For example, if you were married for only six months and you share little property with your ex, it’s unlikely you will be entitled to much in a divorce. However, some couples are married for a long time and their lives are difficult to disentangle. If this is your situation, you could be entitled to a lot in your divorce.
The Division of Assets, Property, and Debts in California
Dividing assets, property, and debts in California can be a real challenge. It’s done every day, though, so don’t lose hope. The court cares most about ensuring fairness. They want each party in a divorce to be on equal footing after the divorce. This means ensuring that income as well as property is divided fairly.
This could mean you will be entitled to spousal support. For instance, if you were a stay-at-home parent, you could be entitled to spousal support because you gave up your career to serve your family.
It’s important for you to understand that fairness is the order of the day when it comes to a divorce settlement. Sometimes, you and your ex can decide on your divorce settlement outside of court or in mediation, but the end result is the same. Your settlement should be fair to both parties.
That being said, it’s often difficult for the two parties to agree on what is fair. One might think spousal support is not fair, but the other thinks it is. That’s where a lawyer will help you. They can help you articulate your point of view in a way that the other party will understand, preferably without emotion or blaming.
What You Could Be Entitled To
Every divorce case is different, so what you’re entitled to is not the same as what your neighbor’s best friend got in their divorce. You could be entitled to property, spousal support, or half of the business you and your ex shared. Your lawyer will help you figure all of this out so your divorce settlement will be fair for you.
You Don’t Have to Get Divorced Alone
When going through a divorce, it can feel like no one understands what you’re dealing with, like no one is there to help you get through this. You can have someone by your side who has seen it all before. They can help you get through the entire process. They can help you understand what to expect.
All you have to do is reach out to The Law Office of Laurence J. Brock. You can fill out the online form below or call 909-466-7661. You don’t have to go through your divorce alone—you can have someone beside you, watching out for your rights and best interests.