Property Division

The lawyers at The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C are committed to helping clients resolve matters related to property division during divorce. Our law firm concentrates on property division involving high-income families with significant business, or other complex financial situations. Contact The Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C., to discuss any matter related to property division during divorce.

As a community property state, Arizona defines all property acquired during a marriage as community property. The exceptions to this rule include property acquired by gift to one of the parties, property received through an inheritance, or property and assets acquired after the service of divorce or separation assuming a decree is entered. Only these types of property, as well as property acquired by one party before the marriage, are considered to be sole and separate property. Although the Arizona law on the division of property sounds straightforward, there are many issues that arise during the process of property division — issues that quite often need to be resolved by an experienced and knowledgeable attorney.

The issues related to dividing community property during divorce can be complex. Some of these include: separate property that has become co-mingled or assets hidden by one party to protect them from division under community property laws. Disagreements between the parties over the value of property can become difficult. Our attorneys work on these and all issues related to property division by employing experts such as forensic accountants. These specialists determine when an asset was acquired, whether one party is concealing property that should be community property, or whether co-mingled assets are really sole and separate property. In addition to working with experts, our attorneys do not hesitate to litigate. If necessary, we will cross-examine the other party under oath to learn whether all community property has been fully disclosed. Our attorneys are willing to undertake difficult investigations to ensure equitable distribution of property. We use our substantial business experience and contacts with appropriate experts to resolve matters related to the division of property during divorce.

Our divorce and family law attorneys understand that property division can be both complex and emotionally charged. We have both the business experience to do the job and an understanding of the emotional impact that property division can have. We welcome difficult or complex matters involving property division, and invite you to contact a property division attorney at the Law Firm of M. Paul Fischer, P.C., to discuss your situation.