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2016: What Issues Will Rancho Santa Fe Residents Face in Their Divorce, Legal Separation of Paternity Case in 2016?

Residents of Rancho Santa Fe Need Legal Advice Given High Assets Whether a Divorce or Legal Separation

Many who live in Rancho Santa Fe who are going through a family law case, whether a divorce or legal separation, will need an attorney given the high value of assets. The laws which apply to persons who live in Rancho Santa Fe are the same as all others in San Diego County however the pleadings may be more complicated due to the number of assets and debts an value. In order to obtain a judgment of either legal separation or divorce, there must be a proof of service filed with the San Diego Superior Court of the preliminary declarations of disclosure. These are comprised of two forms: schedule of assets and debts and income and expense declaration. The schedule of assets and debts lists all the assets such as residences [personal or rental or investment], vehicles, retirements, bank accounts, business ownership and many others. It is crucial that the schedule of assets and debts is filled out accurately and supporting documentation attached as necessary. This can be very complicated. Of course, there are many other issues including visitation, custody, spousal and child support. The Law Offices of Doppelt and Forney, APLC can represent you in preparing all the mandatory pleadings as well as legal advice and representation in Court as needed. While the goal should be to settle by agreement as much as possible, it is very important to have an experienced lawyer if your case goes before a Judge for a ruling. The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC has licensed California attorneys who are experienced in family law.

Division of Residences Worth More Than $1,000,000 in Rancho Santa Fe

In Rancho Santa Fe, almost all houses are worth more than $1 million. These can bring unique challenges in the division. There are three possible scenarios: sell; husband buys out wife or wife buys out husband. If the house is to be sold, there may be issues of separate property reimbursement for down payment or other credits. If the house is to be bought out by one party, then it is crucial to make sure that the refinance includes taking the spouse who is bought out off all liabilities for the residence at the same time that the ownership is transferred. Rights would not be protected if a spouse owes on a residence they do not own. Also, very important, is valuation of the residence. The spouse who is buying out will want to have the lowest value possible and the spouse who is being bought out would like to have the highest value possible. In San Diego Family Law Court, in a sale, it is customary for both parties to divide the costs of sale including commissions and is also customary, in a buy out, for these costs of sale and commissions not to be included. The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC can help with this process to make sure your rights are protected and your goals are obtained in this regard. Legal advice from the attorneys at the Doppelt and Forney, APLC can guide you through this most difficult process.

Some Facts About Rancho Santa Fe

Rancho Santa Fe has a warm Mediterranean climate and is considered one of the most desirable areas to live in San Diego County. There are three school districts which service Rancho Santa Fe residents: Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School District; Solana Beach School District and San Dieguito Union High School District. There is also a San Diego County Library Branch. Some notable former residents of Rancho Santa Fe include: Joan Kroc; Patti Page; Howard Hughes; Janet Jackson and Lon Chaney among others.

How Can a Local Law Firm Help?

The Law Office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC is conveniently located for Rancho Santa Fe residents just off the I-15 in Rancho Bernardo. A free in-person or virtual consultation up to thirty minutes will be offered with a licensed California attorney to discuss your individual matter. Please feel free to call for an appointment for your pending family law case.

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