If you are preparing for a divorce, you do not need anyone telling you how hard or complicated it is to end a marriage. However, you might be able to use some guidance on how to get the property settlement you deserve.
In our California family law practice, we have learned that most people are not prepared for the realities associated with a complex property division. We are not just talking about the legal red tape couples must cut through during this stage of divorce. We are also talking about how to ensure that all marital assets are included in the property division process.
We have found that it is easy to overlook vital records that could make a difference in your share of the marital assets you ultimately receive. We hope to remedy that in this blog post.
Often overlooked records to bring your attorney
Here are some of the records that people frequently forget to consider when approaching their divorce:
- Calendars: Business calendars can show the court how busy your spouse’s job or business is, which can indicate you deserve more assets.
- Leases: Learning how much your spouse spends on business leases (for offices, headquarters, warehouses, etc.) may negate a spouse’s claims that the business is failing.
- Ledgers: Simple ledgers containing lists of expenses and profits often reveal much about the financial state of your spouse’s business.
- Receipts: Finding as many of your spouse’s paid receipts as possible can show the court how much he or she is spending on both personal and work matters.
We encourage you to browse more of our website for additional information about complex property division processes in the San Jose region of California. You may also contact our legal team for personalized guidance.