Protecting Your Financial Interests

As a community property state, California laws require marital property, assets and debt to be divided equally between spouses. This relatively straightforward division becomes complicated when conflicts over separate property or business assets arise. Retaining a knowledgeable lawyer can help you protect your finances so that you are positioned to succeed after your divorce proceedings have ended.

In Shasta County, attorney Tamera C. Trindade has represented clients in property division negotiations for decades. Ms. Trindade draws on this background when she assists clients with intricate financial matters, such as complex tracing issues and business valuations. With our firm's assistance, you can be certain that you will receive favorable terms in your property agreement.

Understanding The Difference Between Separate And Community Property

As a certified family law specialist, Ms. Trindade gets results for her clients when their assets are at stake. She will ensure that separate property is protected from negotiations. Separate property may include:

  • An inheritance
  • Gifts from third parties
  • Student debt
  • Property owned before marriage

Assets and property considered community property includes items acquired or investments funded during the course of a marriage, such as:

  • Family home
  • Vehicles
  • Retirement accounts, including 401(k)s and IRAs
  • Pensions and retirement benefits
  • Business assets and property

When you consult with our team in Redding, we will study your assets and obligations to determine our legal approach. We are licensed to advocate for clients in litigation or negotiations. As a result, you can choose from a range of options for resolving family law conflicts related to division of assets, retirement benefits or other valued community property.

Leverage Our Legal Knowledge During Your Negotiations

After property agreements have been finalized, judges will not modify these terms at a later date. Therefore, it is crucial to secure a beneficial agreement.

Contact Tamera C. Trindade, CFLS* Attorney and Counselor at Law to discuss your legal strategy. You can reach us online or over the phone at 530-243-8220.

*Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.