High Asset Divorce

Money can complicate divorce. The more assets there are to divide, the more contentious and drawn-out divorce can become.

It does not have to be that way. The Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz is one of the leading divorce firms in Riverside, California. Mrs. Schwartz and the rest of our lawyers are prepared to guide you through asset division so that you can move forward with financial security.

How California Splits Assets During Divorce

California is a community property state, which means that all community assets — things you and your spouse own jointly — are divided as evenly as possible. For couples with substantial income and assets, community property can include:

  • Bank accounts
  • Businesses
  • Retirement accounts and other investments
  • The family home and other real estate
  • Fine art and other collectibles

Separate property refers to items that belong to one spouse only. These can include assets one of the spouses owned before the marriage, along with gifts and inheritances given specifically to one spouse alone. Our attorneys are skilled at distinguishing community from separate property, as well as detecting attempts to hide assets from our clients.

Many couples sign prenuptial agreements that determine how their assets will be divided in the event of divorce. Our attorneys can represent you during prenuptial drafting, or if you wish to challenge the validity of the agreement later on.

Learn More About Protecting Your Finances

For a free initial consultation, please call the Law Offices of Catherine A. Schwartz at 951-335-0510. Besides Riverside, we represent clients in San Bernardino and across the Inland Empire.