Hoover Krepelka, LLP - Lawyer

Board Certified Family Law Specialists Serving Northern California

Negotiations can help you resolve property division concerns

When you're in a marriage with many assets, the idea that you'll have to divide them between you and your soon-to-be ex during a divorce can be daunting. You need to be aware that California's laws require you to divide your assets equally unless you have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement in place. If you do, then your divorce may follow those arrangements unless the judge determines that the pre or postnuptial agreement is not valid.

Complex property division refers to the difficulties that could be present when dividing assets from a high-value relationship. You may have businesses, stocks, savings accounts or other assets to divide that are difficult to divide evenly. You need someone on your side to help you work out how to split your assets in as equal a way as possible without losing the assets you'd like to keep in your possession.

For example, if you have a business, you probably don't want to lose assets belonging to the business, even if they are technically a part of your marital assets. Fortunately, dividing your property equally doesn't have to mean splitting each item equally.

You can negotiate with your spouse to keep your business and pass on other valuable assets to your spouse instead. This often takes negotiation, since your spouse will want to guarantee a fair trade. Your attorney can help you negotiate and work on a property division plan that is fair to you and your spouse. If it doesn't work out exactly equally, this is usually fine so long as you and your spouse can agree on the distribution of property.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Highly Recommended
  • Top 10 | Family Law Attorney | 2019
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel nation's top one percent NADC
  • Expertise Best Child Support Lawyers in San Jose 2018
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • State Bar Of California California Board Of Legal Specialization
  • Esteemed Lawyers ELOA
  • 10 Best 2017 Attorney Client Satisfaction American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Lawyers Of Distinction
  • BBB | Accredited Business
Email Us For a Response

Learn Your Legal Options

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

Contact Preferences

How would you like to be contacted?This field is required.

Check all that apply.


The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Hoover Krepelka, LLP - Lawyer

1520 The Alameda
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95126

Phone: 408-922-9826
Fax: 408-947-7603
San Jose Law Office Map

We speak Russian.