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High Asset Divorce

Attorneys Protecting Your Belongings During Divorce

When a marital estate consists of a high-dollar, complex asset portfolio, there is much at stake in the property settlement aspect of a divorce. At Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP, we have experience handling marriage dissolution cases for executives, business owners and professionals such as doctors and lawyers. Our lawyers provide high-asset clients the same personalized, client-centered family law services that we do to all our clients. We are prepared to work hard to protect your assets through all phases of your high net worth divorce, including:

  • Business valuation
  • Professional practice valuation
  • Appraisal of commercial and residential property
  • Child custody and parenting time, and child support settlement negotiations
  • Spousal support settlement negotiations

A High-Asset Divorce Does Not Have To Be A High-Conflict Divorce

We respect our clients’ individuality and humanity, regardless of their social status. Some clients are prepared to negotiate peaceful separations. Others bring strong hurt feelings and animosity to the table. In every case, we spend the time and thought needed to recommend a course of action most likely to protect our client’s interests. We may advise a client to seek resolution in property division and child custody arrangements through alternate resolution strategies such as:

  • Mediation
  • Collaborative divorce
  • Private settlement conferences

Protecting Your Assets And Your Privacy In Connection With Divorce

Asset protection is, of course, a major concern for many clients approaching a high-asset divorce. We do not believe you should have to spend all your assets to protect them. We are prepared to guide you with your best interests in mind in all aspects of your divorce, including limiting the incurring of legal fees. Smart tactics can help you preserve your assets for your family’s future, rather than squandering them on futile legal maneuvers.

Some of our high-asset clients have good reason to be concerned about their privacy as they proceed through divorce. Our family law attorneys are sensitive to privacy issues for elected officials, school district leaders, large business owners, prominent professionals, well-known artists and performers, wealthy property owners, members of the clergy and other public figures. Private, non-litigated pretrial solutions can help keep private details of a divorce out of the newspaper and off of radio and television broadcasts.

Understanding Of The Complexities Of Property Division In High-Asset Divorce

Each client has a unique set of priorities in divorce. Our years of experience have given us a wealth of knowledge and skills that we can put to good use as we aim to achieve our clients’ goals, whatever they may be. For example, the president of a corporation — or that president’s spouse — may be keenly interested in retirement accounts. It takes experience to understand complex aspects of retirement accounts such as the difference between qualified and nonqualified forms of compensation. Our attorneys are very familiar with qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs), 401(k) retirement account rules, stocks versus stock options, commissions, bonuses, deferred compensation, retention bonuses, separation packages and other financial matters of importance to high-asset divorce clients, particularly those concluding long-term marriages.