Property Division
San Diego Property Division Attorney

San Diego Property Division Lawyers

A legal separation or divorce can lead to a bitter fight over child custody, child support, and marital property. While property division disputes arise in most divorce cases, when the dispute involves a significant amount of property, the fight can become even more difficult and prolonged.

San Diego Divorce Attorney/Division of Property

San Diego Property Division LawyersComplex issues usually come up when it’s time to divide the property during divorce settlements, especially when it involves a business, stocks, or a dispute regarding community property classification. You are allowed to retain assets you acquired before marriage or inherited during your marriage and you are entitled to a portion of assets gained during the marriage.

The Law Offices of Sarah T. Schaffer, APC can assist you in locating assets and your rights to a portion of that property. In addition, if you have some separate property, the law office can assist you with retaining that property.

If you or your spouse are owners of a business, we can help obtain the most favorable outcome regarding the assets and income generated by that businesses for you.

Stocks and bonds present another complicated issue. If they come from the employer of a spouse, stocks and stock options can be considered income that should be used to determine spousal and child support payments. Attorney Sarah T. Schaffer has the experience to help determine the amount of support in these cases and who is entitled to ownership of stocks, bonds and other employer incentives.

Contact Sarah T. Schaffer today for a consultation.

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Certified Family Law Specialist CFLS Sarah Schaffer and Leslie Ryland have been certified by the State Bar of California as “Certified Family Law Specialists,” a distinction earned by family law attorneys who have “gone beyond the standard licensing requirements.” Every attorney at Schaffer Family Law Group has either earned their CFLS Certification, or is actively working towards that professional goal as a requirement of the firm and our commitment to providing our clients the most skilled and proficient attorneys in San Diego County.

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