Law Office of Anthony Zunino
Sonoma County and North Bay Family Law Attorney

Dividing Your Property During Divorce

In California, essentially all assets and debts obtained while a couple was married are considered community property subject to division upon divorce. Any assets acquired prior to the marriage typically are not subject to asset division.

Separating marital assets from individual ones can be complex, especially because the couple's community property is often commingled. It is to your advantage to have an experienced family law attorney explain the distinctions and help you get your full fair share.

Attorney Anthony Zunino can protect your interests. Our firm is committed to working out agreements through negotiation, mediation or litigation to fairly divide marital estates in California. This process includes everything from your checking account and family home to your retirement accounts, family businesses and other property.

Dividing Retirement Accounts

Dividing pensions, IRAs and 401(k)s can often be one of the most difficult aspects of a divorce. In general, each spouse is entitled to an equal share of the part of the account acquired during the marriage.

Retirement accounts may be broken down into two categories:

  • Defined benefit accounts, which are set up to pay a fixed amount on a monthly basis based on the service credits earned during employment.
  • Defined contribution accounts, which put a fixed percentage of an employee's income into an account. This plan is similar to a savings account.

We will work with you to define the assets available for division. We will explain what you can expect as we work toward creating an agreement that protects your interests.

Questions? Call for Answers From an Experienced Lawyer

To learn more about property division and how we can help, contact the Law Office of Anthony Zunino in Santa Rosa to schedule a consultation. Call us at 707-657-4554 today.

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