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Debt Division Lawyers in Irvine

Giving You and Your Interests a Voice

When a couple decides to get a divorce, one of the most contested issues involves the division of marital assets and liabilities. Whether you are responsible for debts that your spouse took on during marriage depends on the application of certain community property principles under California law. If you are concerned about taking on unnecessary debt after your divorce, you should consult an attorney with experience involving debt division issues.

At Sullivan Law & Associates, we offer quality legal representation regarding a number of issues involving the distribution of the marital estate under California’s community property rules. Under our approach to practicing California family law, each of our clients has a unique set of circumstances that requires diligent attention and tenacious advocacy. We dedicate our efforts to making sure the court and your former spouse gives your interests the respect and consideration they deserve.

Call Sullivan Law & Associates at (949) 565-2793 today to consult one of our experienced attorneys.

California Debt Division Principles

Under California law, community debts are equally divided between the parties upon divorce. The parties are individually responsible for obligations that the court characterizes as separate debt. In general, liabilities that the parties incur during marriage constitute community debt. Obligations that parties incur before or after separation are the parties ‘separate debt.

However, California law recognizes certain exceptions and rules under certain circumstances. At Sullivan Law & Associates, you can really on our experience and sophisticated understanding of California community property principles to help determine you and your spouse’s responsibilities regarding your outstanding debts upon divorce.

We can advise and assist you with various issues involving debt division, including:

  • Debt characterization.
  • Transmutation.
  • Reimbursement.
  • Quasi-community property.
  • Contractual liabilities.
  • Personal injury liabilities.
  • Prior spousal or child support obligations.

Elevate Your Interests with our Debt Division Attorneys in Irvine

Divorce can sometimes bring out intense emotions and passionate reactions from both parties. However, whenever emotions run high during a civil lawsuit, the parties risk losing sight of what’s best for their respective futures. An experienced attorney can help you keep sight of what’s most important to you. At Sullivan Law & Associates, we have decades of experience advising and advocating for the interests of families throughout Irvine and Orange County. You can count on us take help you take a stand for what’s right.

Call us at (949) 565-2793 or contact us online to schedule a consultation about your divorce.

Client Testimonials

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    “Richard was able to lead the judge with inquiries causing the defendant to look ridiculous.”

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