Attorneys For Complex High-Asset Divorces

If you are involved in a complex or high net worth divorce, the issues are different from most cases. Not every divorce attorney is familiar with the issues or can properly handle such cases.

A wide variety of assets may be involved, including:

  • Real estate
  • Vacation homes
  • Automobiles
  • Investment portfolios
  • Jewelry
  • Watercraft
  • Retirement accounts
  • Businesses

Hidden Assets And Asset Protection In Divorce

Over the course of a decade or so of marriage, it is easy to acquire assets unknown to your spouse or to separate assets into an offshore account or other repository. This is especially likely in a business owner divorce or once the parties begin to consider divorce. Our firm works with forensic accountants and financial investigators to uncover hidden assets. These may be included in property that should be divided.

Division of Marital Property in Florida

The "marital estate" to be divided consists of all property and assets acquired during marriage with a few exceptions. The increase in value of the marital estate is also included. However, separate property includes inheritance and gifts to one spouse. Marital property will next be evaluated and ultimately divided "equitably." This does not mean equally, but rather fairly, as the court determines.

Valuation

Your attorney should be prepared to show that property assigned to your ex is of high value and that you are entitled to value offsetting it. If parties can negotiate this complicated area, this will reduce the time and expense of your divorce.

Prenuptial Agreements

A large percentage of high net worth couples executed prenuptial or premarital agreements prior to marriage. Our attorneys can analyze the validity and effect of these documents.

High net worth cases also involve issues common to others, such as child custody, child support and spousal support in addition to property division. Speak to a Miami high net worth divorce lawyer.