The Importance Of Hiring A Skilled Legal Team For Divorces Involving Substantial Assets
Divorcing couples with substantial assets or high net worth investments often encounter different types of distribution than a typical divorce. In addition to dividing a primary residence, the following are often involved in a high-asset divorce:
- Real estate investments
- Vacation homes
- Automobiles, boats and watercraft
- Investment portfolios
- Jewelry, furs and artwork
- Retirement accounts
If all of the above are considered marital property, they will be subject to division in a marital estate, and they all will need to be valued and divided.
In some cases, parties can negotiate and reach an agreement on who is keeping which assets. However, an appraisal to determine the value of the property may still be required.
At Pacheco Perez P.A., we can help.
Helping South Florida With Complex Divorce Matters
Our family law attorneys have been handling these matters for Miami couples for many years. We frequently work with forensic accountants, financial investigators, appraisers, and other professionals to value assets of a marital estate and determine their worth so either the couple or a family law court can divide then appropriately.
Hidden Assets In Your Divorce
We also have experience uncovering hidden assets. Over the course of a marriage, it may be easy to have acquired assets unknown to your spouse or to have separated assets into an offshore account or another repository.
When the discovery process begins, all parties will have the opportunity to investigate any asset buried or shrouded by the other spouse in an attempt to prevent it from becoming subject to division in your divorce.
Guidance On Marital Agreements
A large percentage of high net worth couples execute prenuptial or premarital agreements prior to marriage. The parties can also execute an agreement after the parties’ marriage which would be a prenuptial agreement. If you and your spouse have executed a marital agreement, our lawyers can analyze the document and offer guidance on its validity.
High net worth cases are very complex. If you are seeking a skilled, reputable team of family law attorneys in South Florida, reach out to us for help.