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ANTHONY and MURDOCK
Monterey, California Divorce and Property Division Attorneys

Certified Family Law Specialists
by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

The Monterey, California lawyers of ANTHONY and MURDOCK are Family Law Specialists certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. We are experienced in all aspects of asset and debt division after divorce or other relationship dissolution. Contact a divorce and property division attorney today for a fair resolution and equitable division of your property.


- ANTHONY and MURDOCK –
Certified Family Law Specialists
Over 58 Years of Combined Legal Experience
(831) 655-1661

Property division in California is based upon the concept of "community property." This means that all assets accumulated by a husband and wife during marriage, except for gifts and inheritances, are considered to belong to both partners and are subject to equal and/or equitable division once a marriage has ended.

Property that was brought into the marriage by each spouse is considered separate. Pre-nuptial agreements can also affect how assets and debts are divided.

Nearly any type of property, tangible or otherwise, acquired during a marriage will be considered community property. If property was brought into a marriage (separate property) but it accumulated value during the course of the marriage due to community efforts, the increase in value will also be considered to be divisible community property.

Other examples of community property include:

  • Pensions (vested or otherwise)

  • Retirement Plans

  • Annuities

  • Trusts

  • Money Market Funds

  • Real Property

  • Bank Accounts

  • Money Market Funds

  • Business Goodwill

  • Accumulation of Value

Our law office is a full-service family law firm. We can arrange for appraisal of any type of property so that your finances can be accurately represented to the court. Also, when ownership or division is disputed, we can represent your interests vigorously at trial.

Pre-Nuptial Agreements
As mentioned previously, pre-nuptial agreements can be used to ensure that family property is kept within a family. Additionally, they can protect other assets and make the end of marriage easier to resolve because it will minimize property disputes.

Contact a property division lawyer at ANTHONY and MURDOCK in Monterey, California by calling our office at (831) 655-1661, or fill out our online contact form. We will be happy to discuss property division with you at the time of your divorce, or help you protect your interests with a well-crafted pre-nuptial agreement.

ANTHONY and MURDOCK
Attorneys at Law

The law firm of ANTHONY and MURDOCK in Monterey, California, represents clients throughout Monterey and San Benito counties, including the Monterey Bay Area communities of Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Marina, and Seaside, as well as Salinas, King City, Gonzales, Soledad, and Hollister.



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OFFICE: 80 Garden Court - Suite 250 | Monterey, CA 93940 | 831-655-1661 | 831-646-1106-FAX

The law firm of ANTHONY and MURDOCK in Monterey, California, represents clients throughout Monterey and San Benito counties, including the Monterey Bay Area communities of Pacific Grove, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Carmel Valley, Marina, and Seaside, as well as Salinas, King City, Gonzales, Soledad, and Hollister.

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