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Real Estate Division in California Divorce

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Your real estate is your most valuable piece of property that can be disputed during divorce proceedings. The possession of a home, apartment, or even other owned parcels of land can mean not only a place to live, but also residual income based any appreciation or investments in additional properties.

It’s important to make sure you have strong legal counsel on your side when entering into any family law proceedings, particularly in mediation. At Alternative Divorce Solutions, our mediator can help you by not only providing experienced legal counsel for your real estate division process, but can also represent you and your best interests in divorce proceedings.

Contact Alternative Divorce Solutions at (949) 558-2624 today to retain legal advocacy for your family law needs.

California’s Property Division Process

The first thing required from couples wishing to divide their assets during a divorce or legal separation must do is to file a “Schedule of Assets and Debts.” This essentially is a list of everything the couple owns, both communal and individual. The most important thing on this list is to be honest, as any hidden items can result in significant penalties.

A Schedule of Assets and Debts must include all real estate possessions, including:

  • Land assets
  • Owned homes/apartments
  • Mortgages

This schedule is then used to determine the appropriate division of the assets based on a number of factors, including who made payments on a property. Likewise, any pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements, which protect the possession of certain assets, must be considered. The possession of any debts, such as home mortgage loans, will also come into play.

The value of these assets will then be used to determine a fair division. Spouses may be allowed to “buy out” the other in the event of a mutual ownership. Due to the high value of real estate, these trades are not very common. However, a skilled divorce attorney can help you determine and fight for a division that is in your best interests and negotiate a settlement that works in your favor.

Advocacy You Can Count On

At Alternative Divorce Solutions, Lani Baron, Attorney-Mediator, has extensive experience in dealing with family law issues. Her compassionate and flexible approach to each case ensures that she can produce creative and dynamic solutions for her clients and always ensure that their best interests remain a priority.

Schedule a free case evaluation regarding your real estate assets during a divorce. Contact Alternative Divorce Solutions today.

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.