Asset Protection

Asset Protection

Decatur Family Law Attorneys

When the assets between a married couple are high in value, the stakes will be high as well, should they decide to get a divorce. It is understandable for you to want to hang onto the pieces of your property that you believe are rightfully yours. The question is how can that be done in the most amicable way possible?

At Gibbs & Mabe, our Decatur divorce lawyers want you to know that your rights and best interests can be upheld. By working closely with you and never losing focus on the things that you hold most dear, we are intent on finding a solution that benefits you.

Let’s explore your options today using a free case evaluation.

What is Asset Protection?

As California is a no-fault state – meaning you can file for divorce without experiencing any legal problems, such as infidelity or domestic violence – most marital property will be divided 50-50, or as evenly as possible. The problem is that some shared pieces of your estate might have been solely under your control before the marriage, or you could have valid reasons as to why finances should remain yours and only yours after the divorce. For items that might go either way, you can try to secure them by using various avenues of asset protection.

The concept of asset protection is just about as simple as it sounds: protecting your assets from unwelcome hands by using legal means and avenues. When you are going through a divorce, your marital property will need to go through a division, and anything that has been properly protected can be considered exempt from this process.

You may want to protect your most valuable assets, including:

  • Retirement accounts and 401(k)s
  • Real estate property
  • Stock options
  • Personal saving accounts
  • Family inheritance or heirlooms
  • Automobiles

Where Do I Get Started?

Before you can start protecting your assets from your spouse or ex-spouse, you need to first catalogue them and determine their values. The entire process can seem overwhelming, or at least complicated, for someone who is not familiar with the laws and litigation surrounding it. That is where we – Decatur family law attorneys Jennifer Gibbs and Carolyn Torres-Mabe – come in. We can put our experience to good use and handle the complexities, all while you focus on more important things, like your family, your business, or your other private matters.

You can trust us to take care of your case professionally due to our accomplishments and accolades, such as:

  • “Excellent” Avvo ratings (Gibbs and Torres-Mabe)
  • 20+ years of combined experience
  • Extensive list of positive client testimonials

You shouldn’t have to worry anymore about your divorce. Even if things are heating up and it looks like it will be contested, you deserve to know that things can be sorted fairly. To help set you down the right path with zero stress, we proudly offer no-cost, no-obligation case evaluations.

Call 404.471.3874 today to get into contact with our team.



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