Divorce and Copyrights

A joint interest in certain hobbies is one common way that people meet and get married in the first place. Oftentimes, a couple with a shared hobby will work together on a creative project that eventually leads to joint copyright. If this couple later decides to pursue a divorce, the division of this copyright must be considered.

If you and your spouse currently co-own copyright and plan to get a divorce, it is important to discuss the best way to divide the copyright with an experienced lawyer. By working with the San Marcos divorce attorneys of Fischer &Van Thiel, LLP, you can have the peace of mind that your rights will be protected. Call our offices today at (760) 757-6854 to learn more about your options.

Handling a Copyright During Divorce

One popular way to divide the benefits of copyright is to simply split any earnings coming from the item or idea that is protected under the copyright, including:

  • Royalties
  • Fees
  • Advance payments

The fate of copyright following divorce may be hard to determine as future events cannot be predicted. Therefore it may be difficult to ensure to the division is fair.

Why You Should Hire an Attorney

The rights to you and your spouse’s copyright will be included in a divorce settlement. In order to receive the fairest treatment, you should consult an attorney about your rights. Whether you are looking to retain copyright or ensure you get your fair share, a San Diego property division lawyer from Fischer &Van Thiel, LLP, can help protect your interests.

Speak with a San Marcos Divorce Lawyer

If you or a loved one is involved in family law litigation or a divorce case with child support, custody, or visitation issues, and need legal representation, don’t hesitate to contact the Fischer & Van Thiel Family Law Firm of San Marcos at (760) 757-6854 today to get solid legal advice and a professional divorce copyright lawyer consultation.