Family Law: Property Settlement in Divorce Proceedings

When two persons enter into a family law court in order to obtain a divorce, one of the functions of the court will be divide the community property equally between the parties.  The court generally is required to equally divide the parties' community assets and liabilities.  Although an ideal property disposition by a court would be a mathematically equal division it is not always possible that each community estate asset be precisely divided.  Instead, a court must distribute both the community estate assets and liabilities so that the residual assets awarded to each party after the deduction of liabilities are equal. 

This is done in the same way it is done in any business litigation case.  Each party hires an expert or agree upon one expert to evaluate the asset and either the parties agree on how it is to be divided or the court decides on how the asset should be divided.  This explanation is an over simplification and there are hundreds of variable that could be thrown into the equation.  Charles M. Farano is the superior choice for any family law case involving a family business for several reasons. 

  1. Part of his experience includes 32 years of trial experience in both trial criminal and civil trial arenas where he has deposed literally hundreds of accountants, business evaluators, real estate appraisers and lawyers. 
  2. His trial experience is probably unsurpassed in the field of family law property settlement. While he recognizes the court’s view that family cases are supposed to be “Non-adversarial”, he also recognizes that a trial is a trial and is willing to take your case to trial without hesitation.


"I searched for months before I was able to locate Chuck Farano and boy was I glad I did!  He has the trial experience that I needed and the willingness go to the mat if necessary.  At the same time, he was the most skillful negotiator I have ever encountered and I have dealt with attorneys in my business for over twenty years." D.S.
"I was extremely pleased with the level of service delivered by Mr. Farano.  He was always well prepared and is absolutely fearless in the court room.  He explained all of my options to me in terms that I could understand so that I could make critical decisions about my case.  I could not have asked for a better result." G.L.
"I would highly recommend Chuck Farano as an attorney in any litigation case.  He knows how and when to play hard ball and his instincts and sense of timing within the justice system is tremendous." A.H.