Many people assume that they do not need to hire a divorce lawyer because California law is a community property state. It is a common misconception, but the truth is that you are not necessarily entitled to 50 percent of the community property.
As attorney Marilyn Moreno explains in this video, there are several complicated California statutes that define what is and is not community property. You can assist your family lawyer in achieving the best results by providing all of the financial documents that relate to any asset that you and your spouse have acquired. For example, if you were put on the title to your home after your marriage date, you will want to provide all of the documents related to the title.
To speak with a divorce lawyer about your situation, call Moreno Family Law at (408) 266-9011. We encourage compromise and settlement, but we will always be prepared to proceed to trial to fight for your legal rights when necessary.