Division of Property & Assets

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San Mateo Marital Property Division Attorney

Community Property Determinations ◊ Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

If you are involved in a divorce in California, you want an experienced lawyer to help you protect your rights under California's community property laws. The distribution of debts and assets can be complicated, particularly with assets that were paid for before and during the marriage, such as real estate. The distribution of retirement assets can be challenging, too, particularly where only one spouse worked outside of the house.

At the Law Offices of Michael Marquez, in Burlingame, we represent individuals throughout San Mateo County and the surrounding communities in northern California, helping you equitably divide the debts and assets of a marriage under California's community property laws. We emphasize responsiveness and personalized attention to the needs of our clients, responding to all your calls and e-mails in a timely manner and keeping you apprised of all developments in your case. We understand that every divorce is unique and will listen carefully to your questions and concerns, so that we can identify and implement property settlements that meet your specific needs. Our lead attorney, Michael Marquez, has years of family law experience, and is a member of the Family Law Section of both the San Mateo and California State Bar Associations.

Responsive, Personalized Family Law Counsel

Contact our office or call us at 650-343-2611 for a free initial consultation.

Our Marital Property Division Practice

When you hire us to help you equitably distribute the debts and assets of your marriage, we will take the time to carefully explain California's community property laws and what you can expect from a property settlement. We will carefully examine all property of your marriage, identifying those assets that qualify as community property and those that are separate property, such as property owned before the marriage or obtained through gift / inheritance during the marriage. We will also help you identify any separate property that may have become community property because it was paid for with community funds.

Our attorneys will also look at all retirement accounts, including pensions and 401k's, and will prepare a qualified domestic relations order ("QDRO") to equitably divide retirement assets, whether they are vested or not.

Contact Us

For a free initial consultation to discuss your marital property division concerns, contact the Law Offices of Michael Marquez or call us at 650-343-2611. We speak French and Spanish translation services are available. All major credit cards are accepted as payment for our legal services.