The emotional baggage of a divorce can weigh especially heavily on the property division aspects of the case. Emotions like anger, resentment, shame or despair will frequently color a divorcing spouse’s judgment on any of the issues that are likely to come up in divorce. However, if there is ever a time when cool judgment and an objective view of your own situation is needed it is when deciding what the division of community assets and debts will be. After all, the decisions you make on these issues will have a substantial and continuing impact on your financial security for years to come.
Our divorce attorney Mesa AZ Janice Palmer will help you understand your options for achieving a fair division of community property while making sure that all assets and debts are correctly identified, characterized as separate or community property, and valued at their true worth. Contact the Law Offices of Janice M. Palmer, P.C., to learn more about the best ways to approach and resolve community property issues in Arizona divorce.
While most property division problems can be dealt with through negotiation and agreement once you can see your situation for what it is, some of the most contentious disputes in divorce can arise over property issues. Our law firm’s ability to develop and present evidence in a community property fight can protect your interests if your case appears headed for court. Perhaps even more significantly, an experienced lawyer’s advice about picking your battles wisely can help you stay focused on the property division priorities that will let you begin life after divorce from as strong a position as possible.
With more than 32 years of experience in Arizona divorce and family law, Janice Palmer advises and advocates for clients on a wide variety of property division problems:
- Making sure that the other spouse’s income and asset disclosures are accurate
- Tracing and recovering concealed or improperly transferred assets whenever necessary
- Reviewing any premarital or postmarital agreement in place for problems with clarity, comprehensiveness or enforceability
- Ensuring the accurate valuation of residential real estate, vacation property, business assets and investment portfolios
- Obtaining an accurate valuation of the community property portion of pension accounts, retirement accounts and similar assets
- Making a fair apportionment of debt in divorce, including measures to protect our client from liability in the event of the other spouse’s default on divided indebtedness
- Liquidating assets as necessary to fund one spouse’s buyout of the other’s interest
Our law firm advises divorce clients throughout Greater Phoenix, but we are especially convenient for people in such East Valley communities as Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler and Mesa. We also work with clients in the northern Arizona counties of Yavapai and Coconino. To learn how you can reduce the stress and anxiety that can interfere with sound decision-making in divorce property division, contact our divorce attorney Mesa AZ from the Law Offices of Janice M. Palmer in Chandler.