Some married couples can sit down with a pad of paper and divide their assets using a calculator. Others need experienced legal help to untangle long-term assets, dissolve a business partnership or discover hidden assets. If your assets sound like the latter, a Florida high net worth divorce lawyer may be critical for your financial future and that of your family.
Sadly, not every divorce proceeds without turmoil. At CPLS, P.A., our divorce attorneys work with our clients to protect their assets for their sake, and the sake of their children.
Skilled and Experienced When You Need it Most
Representing clients with a high net worth requires an understanding of family law, litigation, finance, and business. Your lawyer must be able to understand how to identify all the assets, the cash flow of the household and business, and complex valuation concepts.
Some of the questions we ask:
- Forensic accounting: Is your spouse hiding assets in an offshore account? We’d like to help.
- Business dissolution: Are you and your spouse partners in a family business? Do you own a business jointly, although only one of you works for the enterprise on a significant level? We have experience with matters such as these.
- Expert valuations: Do you have hard to value items such as artwork? We can help.
- Real estate property: Do you have multiple real estate holdings? And what are the realistic appraisals given the current fluctuations in the Florida reals estate market? Our Florida attorneys can assist you with these matters.
- Blended families: Perhaps you trust your spouse, but do not trust your spouse’s children from another marriage or an ex-spouse. We work to protect the assets that should go to your heirs.
Protecting Premarital Assets
When people marry, they can bring significant assets into the marriage. Should there be a prenuptial agreement; the premarital assets should be clearly delineated. However, this is not always the case. If the prenuptial agreement is less than airtight, a skilled divorce attorney may be needed to enforce the intent and the details of the agreement.
When there is no existing prenuptial agreement, then other means will need to be marshaled to prove the existence of premarital assets. That is not always as straightforward as it seems. For example, if the premarital assets were included as part of a business formation, the issue could become more complicated.
Equitable Division of Marital Assets
For those who are divorcing for the first time, it may come as a surprise that equitable is not the same thing as equal. An equal distribution might mean that each party gets 50% of the net value of the asset; however, an equitable distribution may be different based on the facts and circumstances of the case.
If you live in Florida and have a high net worth, please contact our law firm at 407.647.7887 or 877.647.7887 for an initial consultation. Learn more, and prevent costly mistakes.