Orange County Collaborative Divorce

Division of property by a collaborative divorce lawyer in Orange County

A divorce separates two people personally, legally and financially. Whether you were married 30 years or 30 days, you must still divide the property and debts accrued during your marriage — your community property. These assets and debts, if left to a court of law, will be divided 50/50 with little consideration paid to personal preferences and sentimental value. At the Orange County family lawyer Shawn Golesorkhi, Attorney at Law, we can help you divide your property fairly and justly.

Keeping the peace when parting with your investments

When there are significant assets and debts to fight over, it is easy to let your feelings fly. Orange County collaborative divorce lawyer Shawn Golesorkhi understands your connection to your things and comes up with creative ideas for helping you walk away from your marriage with what means most to you.

The most important thing you can bring to your divorce attorney is a full and complete list of the assets belonging to you and your spouse. Hiding property can cause a lot of legal problems — and cost a lot of money — when discovered. Often, people forget that assets include physical things such as a home and a car as well as financial benefits. The most commonly forgotten assets include:

  • Pension and retirement accounts
  • IRAs
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Certificates of deposit
  • Money market accounts
  • Items from your safety deposit box

Determining the proper value for your assets

As a divorce attorney in Orange County, California, one of the most common property division problems our divorce law firm has seen is that people have inappropriately valued some of their possessions because of sentimental attachment or some other kind of personal association with the object. Shawn can provide a more objective evaluation of the item and, when necessary, bring in experts to evaluate the true worth of these things to make sure you receive everything you are entitled to in your divorce.

Fostering an amicable environment with collaborative divorce

When a marriage does not involve children and custody proceedings, asset division is often the most contested issue. Parting with things you have shared in your home together, things you invested in together, can be difficult to bear. In a collaborative divorce setting, Shawn listens to you about the things you need to have, the things you want, and the things you can do without — and begins constructing compromises in the interest of protecting you. He strives to get clients what they want without creating too much bad blood. As an Orange County collaborative divorce attorney, Shawn remains logical and pragmatic, but his litigation experience allows him to play hardball when necessary.

Contact an experienced, level-headed collaborative divorce attorney in Orange County today

Located in Costa Mesa, our family law firm focuses representation in Orange County, but we also accept cases in Los Angeles County and San Diego County. Contact Shawn Golesorkhi, Attorney at Law online or call (949) 241-5751 to schedule a free initial consultation today.