Riverside High Asset Divorce Attorney

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 951-686-8190. Besides Riverside, we represent clients in San Bernardino and across the Inland Empire.

Catherine was the first lawyer I’ve met who actually said and completed what she told me she would do. I’ve never written a review for anything before this but I truly feel it deserves to be heard. This law group stepped up and got the job done. I am extremely thankful for the diligent and caring effort that was put into my case and I never felt I was being taken advantage of or left in the dark about my case. I’ve experience other lawyers that have only had their best interest in mind and took advantage of me. Catherine and her group always were thoughtful and caring about my case as small as it was. I’m forever thankful for their compassion and hard work.