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If you are separated from your spouse or currently going through a divorce, our San Francisco property division attorneys can ensure that your rights and your assets remain protected.

When you turn to Fenchel Family Law, you can benefit from having a compassionate and experienced legal representative on your side to guide you through every step of the divorce process. Regardless of what type of property your case involves, we can make sure that it is fairly and accurately divided in your divorce.

Contact us at (415) 650-1112 today to schedule a confidential consultation.

Community Property vs. Separate Property

California is a community property state. This means that the law presumes all property acquired during a marriage is owned equally by both spouses. Therefore, when it comes to dividing property during divorce, the court will distribute the marital property evenly.

A spouse is also entitled to a one-half interest in the other spouse’s regular income, provided that it doesn’t come from separate property. Separate property is property that will not be divided after a divorce.

Separate property includes:

  • Assets acquired prior to marriage
  • Any property received during the marriage that is a gift or inheritance
  • Property that is obtained following separation or after the divorce process is complete

In California, there is a third category of property known as quasi-community property. This refers to property owned or acquired in another state before moving to California, and it is generally treated the same way as community property.

Call Us Today for Trustworthy Legal Counsel

It is important that you handle your separate property appropriately in the event of a divorce so that it is not mixed with the community property. If you have questions about how to properly handle your property and what you are entitled to in your divorce, reach out to our San Francisco property division lawyers at Fenchel Family Law.

Contact our divorce lawyers today at (415) 650-1112 for tenacious and efficient legal representation.

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Fenchel Family Law
  • We Help You Take Your Life Back

    We empower our clients to take their lives back as they navigate parenthood marriage, & divorce toward more vibrant futures.

  • Personalized Attention

    No case is the same. We take the time to listen to our clients and really understand their goals and the future they are trying build.

  • Holistic Approach

    Divorce can impact many areas of your life; therefore, we help our clients identify potential snares and give them the tools they need.

  • Honest & Straightforward

    We pride ourselves on being a trusted advisor. If we feel pursuing something could negatively impact your case, it's our job to let you know.

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  • “Valerie is very professional and knowledgeable. She is also very personable and caring.”

    - Anonymous
  • “Valerie Fenchel is an outstanding family law attorney. She is exactly the type of person to contact if you’re going through a separation or divorce, or need help with child custody. She is patient, ...”

    - Julia J.
  • “I had gone through a lot of painful emotions during our seperation. Valerie was there to help me! My Husband moved out without a word, abandoned me and our two children for 6 months without any visits ...”

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