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Mediated Property Division in Orange County

Protecting Your Assets During the Divorce Mediation Process

The matter of community property may seem simple enough during the course of your marriage, however, it is often contested during divorce. You may be concerned about your spouse being able to take more than what is fair or losing a particular asset in the divorce. There are many different factors considered by the court if you have to go to litigation over property division.

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, we strongly recommend pursuing the mediation process instead of traditional divorce. Contact us today at 949-558-2624 to learn more.

What is Considered Community Property in California?

Community property in California refers to property that a couple owns together. In other words, when an asset is considered “community property”, then it belongs to the community (the couple) and not the individual that acquired it. In California, community property is generally split equally between the couple in a divorce.

Separate property refers to property that an individual owned before the marriage or apart from the marriage (such as an inheritance), which means it is not subject to division the way community property is divided between a couple.

Can Spouse Give Away Community Property?

A spouse cannot give community property away if a piece of it belongs to the other spouse. Once divided, a spouse could give away a divided portion, but it cannot include the other spouse’s portion.

Approach Property Division with Mediation

All matters in divorce can be handled through mediation, saving you time, money, and stress that is typically involved in litigation. Our mediation attorney is highly knowledgeable about the way property division is handled. You can count on our team to help guide you and offer you strong support and representation.

Property division includes the following assets:

  • Investments
  • Mutual funds
  • Bonds
  • Stocks
  • Bank accounts
  • Businesses
  • Real estate
  • Personal property
  • Pensions
  • Retirement funds

Contact Alternative Divorce Solutions Today!

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our goal is to help you find the solution which best fits your needs and does not leave you feeling stressed and concerned. We want to help save you from spending too much time and money if there is an easier solution available. This is why you need to have an understanding mediator on your side.

We truly care about our clients and doing whatever is possible to protect your rights and the best interests of your family. Please give us a call today at 949-558-2624 if you are interested in making an appointment for a free one hour consultation with our experienced mediator.

The Benefits of Mediation

Top 3 Reason to Choose Mediation Over Litigation
  • Sensible

    We help you resolve all of the issues a judge would decide, such as asset and debt division, property division, or child custody and support in a peaceful and respectful way.

  • Responsible

    We focus on non-intrusive solutions and minimize court involvement. This keeps the entire divorce process more confidential and less stressful for everyone involved.

  • Affordable

    During an emotional time in your life, you shouldn’t have to worry about your pocketbook. Our one-time flat fee includes all costs associated with the mediation process.

Client Testimonials

  • Thank you for all your knowledge, conscientiousness, and kindness.

    “It does not happen often, but there are those few times over the years that I have had the honor to work with a professional who I knew as soon as they began speaking—this is an outstanding ...”

    - Beverly
  • My Husband and I Came Through this Process Whole and At Peace

    “Our family is so fortunate to have the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions by our side navigating us through this process. Lani Baron is outstanding; every interaction I had with she and her staff exceeded my expectations.”

    - Kelley B.
  • Lani's Knowledge of the Law was Instrumental in Prevailing in a Situation that Appeared to be a Lost Cause from the Onset.

    “I really appreciate Lani’s help and recommend her and her firm to anyone; she’s top notch and will get you resolves.”

    - Esther R.
  • It Is Possible to Remove Stress from a Divorce

    “First and foremost, I found that I had a lot to learn about the divorce mediation process. I did not exactly know what the role of the mediator was or if we would still have to go to Court.”

    - Donald B.
  • I don’t know if I would have made it through my divorce without Lani and the team at Alternative Divorce Solutions.

    “I was so stressed out before I went to ADS. Once I got there Lani sat with me and my husband and explained the whole mediation process. After I left I knew exactly what to expect and ADS lived up to my expectations.”

    - Giz S.