Family Law Attorneys Serving Contra Costa County

Whatley Law Firm is a divorce and family law firm in Martinez, California serving Contra Costa County. We are dedicated to providing a gentle transition for families who are undergoing legal and personal changes. We work to deliver real and relevant solutions for your family, so that you can remove the focus from your problems and begin to create a life that reflects the needs of the people for whom you care. We are the Family Law/Divorce Law firm that considers your best interests first.  


What does community property mean, anyway?

In California, the general rule of thumb is that if property is acquired during marriage, it is community property.  In addition, at the time of separation, all community property is generally split 50/50. Of course, there are many exceptions to these two basic tenets of the law.  There are many questions you should ask yourself, such as where the property is located, when it was obtained, how the property was obtained, what and whose money was used to obtain it if it was purchased, who is in possession of the item, and more.  

What about debt?

In California, debts incurred during marriage are generally split equally as well.

Where can I get more information?

We encourage you to contact us for a consultation, so that we can assist you in avoiding the pitfalls that are involved with property division.  The California Court website has a wonderful primer on the topic that you may find useful to review before you meet with an attorney.  Visit their website by clicking here

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