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Fullerton Property Division Lawyer Hugh Douglas Whittemore

Diamoond Bar Divorce Attorney Hugh Douglas WhittemoreWelcome to the Law Office of Fullerton Property Division Attorney Hugh Douglas Whittemore.

Lawyer Doug Whittemore has been providing highly experienced legal representation to clients involved in property division disputes since 1985. Throughout the course of his career, Mr. Whittemore has successfully handled a wide variety of property division disputes, including numerous high asset cases.

Attorney Doug Whittemore has a proven track record of obtaining reasonable and fair results in property division proceedings. A knowledgeable and skilled lawyer, Mr. Whittemore will fight vigorously to secure and protect your personal and real property, as well as your financial assets.

Contact the Fullerton Law Office of Property Division Lawyer Doug Whittemore at (714) 870-9197 to schedule a consultation with one of the area’s leading Family Law Attorneys. Located in Fullerton, we proudly represent clients who live throughout the region.


Date of Marital Separation in California

A community property state, under California law a presumption exists that absent a valid marital agreement, all assets and debts belong to the marital community and must be evenly divided upon divorce. Fullerton Property Division Attorney Hugh Douglas Whittemore

The marital estate ceases to exist upon the date of separation. Because the date of separation directly impacts not only how assets are divided, but also whether a marriage will be deemed as short-term or long term with respect to an award of spousal support, this can become a highly contentious issue.

California Law has recently been modified to set forth the provision that couples must live apart and that their actions must be consistent with those of a couple that has decided to permanently end their marital relationship.

When in dispute, the court will closely examine the conduct of the parties, both objectively and subjectively, to issue a ruling regarding the date when the marital community ceased to exist.

Fullerton Attorney Doug Whittemore possesses the experience and knowledge required to both settle and litigate disputes arising over the date of separation. Call (714) 870-9197 for additional information.

Property Division Attorney in Fullerton

Property may be characterized several different ways for purposes of division during divorce proceedings, including:

Separate property can be converted into community property if the separate property owner commingles assets. Debts accrued by one spouse prior to marriage are characterized as separate property and will be assigned to the debtor spouse.

Community Property Division matters may result in hotly contested and time consuming litigation when the parties disagree about the characterization of property. How property is ultimately characterized by the court can have a substantial impact on the valuation and division of the marital estate.

Fullerton Property Division Lawyer Doug Whittemore has a comprehensive understanding of California’s community property laws. A highly experienced attorney, he will thoroughly analyze your case, carefully investigate every detail of your marital finances, and review the separate property assets that each spouse is claiming to determine proper characterization.

A knowledgeable attorney with more than 35 years’ experience as a Family Law practitioner, Mr. Whittemore knows how to successfully raise and challenge issues regarding the distribution, valuation and characterization of assets and debts.

If property division disputes cannot be resolved through mediation or settlement negotiations, we will aggressively litigate your case to obtain fair and just results on your behalf.

Contact an Experienced Property Division Lawyer in Fullerton

If you are presently involved in a dispute over the division of property, contact the Law Office of Fullerton Property Division Attorney Hugh Douglas Whittemore.

Please call (714) 870-9197 to make an appointment for an in-depth consultation with one of the area’s leading Family Law, Divorce and Property Settlement Attorneys.

246 W. Commonwealth Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92832

Phone: (714) 870-9197


The information contained herein is for information purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. You should not act or fail to act based on the information on this website. The content contains general information only, and may not reflect recent changes to the law. All cases differ – please contact an attorney in your area to get legal advice as it pertains to your case. Attorney Whittemore is licensed to practice law in the State of California.

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