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Q: Doing a divorce could property be sold or damaged

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: In a California divorce, the property can be sold or damaged, but there are legal implications to consider. During the divorce process, both parties typically have an equal right to use and control marital property. This includes the right to sell or dispose of property, but it must be done in accordance with the law and any court orders.

If one party damages or sells property without the consent of the other or in violation of a court order, it can lead to legal consequences. The court may view such actions as an attempt to reduce the marital estate and can compensate the other party through the division of other assets.

It's important to communicate and make decisions about property jointly or seek a court order to handle such matters. If you're concerned about the potential sale or damage of property during your divorce, it's advisable to discuss these concerns with your attorney. They can guide you on steps to protect your interests and ensure that property is handled appropriately under the law.

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