California is a “community property” state. This means, in general, everything acquired after the date of marriage, and before the date of separation, is community property.
Although this concept is relatively simple, certain transactions during the marriage – such as simple refinance – complicate matters. Sometimes it is necessary to hire the services of a forensic accountant to help paint a clearer picture.
If you have any questions about the proper division of your assets, please contact us for a consultation.