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Welcome to the Fosgate Family Law & Mediation Center. One of the region’s leading alternatives to litigation of family issues, Property Division Lawyer Jami Fosgatehas helped hundreds of couples settle their property division matters through Divorce Mediation and the Collaborative Divorce Process.
For more than eight years, Attorney Jami Fosgate has focused her practice on helping clients resolve Property Division disputes using peaceful, respectful and affordable methods, including Mediation, Settlement Negotiations and Collaborative Representation.
ContactLawyer Jami Fosgate at the Fosgate Family Law & Mediation Center by calling (818) 827-7157 to schedule free joint couple’s consultation.
During your consultation Ms. Fosgate will review your case with you, educate you regarding Mediation, the Collaborative Divorce Process, and help you determine if litigation alternatives will be effective based on your willingness and that of your spouse to engage in any of these processes.
Burbank Property Division Lawyer Jami Fosgate
California is a community property state. This means that all assets and debts acquired during the course of a marriage are subject to equal division between the spouses. Disputes typically arise when couples disagree about the characterization or valuation of a particular asset or assets.
Under California Law, assets acquired prior to marriage (including real property) and inheritances are generally regarded as separate property and are not subject to division. However, in order for a spouse to maintain sole ownership of separate property assets, they cannot treat the property as belonging to the marital community.
The characterization of property can change from separate property to community property under certain circumstances. For example, if monies received from an inheritance are deposited into a joint bank account or if community property assets are used to pay the mortgage on a home purchased by one party prior to marriage, the other spouse may assert an interest in these assets for purposes of property division.
A highly skilled Divorce Mediator, Burbank Attorney Jami Fosgate has extensive experience with Property Division and will work closely with both spouses to help resolve property characterization and asset valuation disputes. If necessary, financial professionals such as forensic accountants and appraisers may be brought in to ensure a reasonable and equitable division of marital property.
Contact the Fosgate Family Law & Mediation Center for Information about Property Division
If you have any questions regarding the division of marital assets or want to schedule an appointment to learn how Burbank Lawyer Jami Fosgate can help you resolve your property disputes in a timely and cost-efficient manner, contact ustoday at (818) 827-7157 for a free joint couple’s consultation.
Let us put our experience to work for you and learn how we can save you time, money and aggravation.