Orange County Property
Division Lawyer

California follows community property guidelines when addressing the division of assets, debts and real property. Typically, property and assets accumulated during the course of your marriage are considered community property and eligible for division. Separate property is not typically divided and includes assets:

  • Brought into the marriage
  • Received as inheritances
  • Received as gifts
  • Received after the date of your separation

At The Montes Law Firm, our legal team provides comprehensive divorce representation. We understand the significant financial issues often associated with property division and tailor our representation to each client’s situation and needs.

Irvine Property Settlement Attorney

Our legal team is directed by Orange County property division attorney Amy M. Montes, who has vast experience helping clients pursue and obtain their entitled property shares. She possesses a sophisticated understanding of the state’s guidelines for community property and separate property.

As an experienced lawyer, she understands the benefit of both parties working together to divide their property without court intervention. However, when necessary, she fights to protect her clients’ rights through litigation and trial.

Our extensive property division experience includes identifying, classifying and dividing:


  • Credit card debt
  • Auto loans
  • Student loans


  • Pensions
  • Stock options
  • Deferred compensation
  • IRAs
  • Stocks/bonds/mutual funds
  • 401(k)s

Real property:

  • Homes
  • Commercial property
  • Businesses
  • Boats
  • Yachts
  • Timeshares
  • Frequent flier miles
  • Credit card rewards/perks
  • Season tickets

Division for Business Owners

When a business is involved, property division can be complex. Our legal team understands the financial issues associated with dividing business assets and interests. We work closely with forensic accountants who can trace assets and conduct business valuations. Without proper representation, you could risk losing your entitled share.

Free Initial Consultation

We invite you to call our law firm today at 714-731-8600  to arrange a free consultation with our Irvine property division attorney to discuss your issue. Or you may send us an e-mail. Se habla español. Telephones are answered 24 hours a day.