Pasadena High-Asset Divorce Attorney
Asset division in a California divorce can be much more complex and challenging than people expect as they approach a marital dissolution. When a marital estate includes high-dollar assets, the stakes are high. Valuation of businesses and other assets can be difficult. It can be a balancing act to do a thorough and meticulous job of accounting while not overspending on legal fees. It is important to recognize that an error or omission in a high-asset divorce could have consequences adding up to many thousands of dollars over the rest of a lifetime.
Equitable Property Division, Asset Protection In A California Divorce Including High-Dollar Assets
Kearney | Baker in Pasadena, California, brings more than 60 years of experience to the task of guiding clients through high-asset divorce. The goal in nearly all cases is to complete the process with as little damage to an asset portfolio as possible. In particular, clients are often rightfully worried about how to protect businesses, how to fairly appraise vacation homes and other real estate and, in general, how to divide assets that are worth a great deal such as:
- Stocks and bonds
- Stocks and bonds
- Entertainment industry assets
- Future royalties
- Caltech royalties
- Royalties from patents
- Life insurance
Pasadena High-Asset Divorce Lawyer Crafting Creative Solutions In Complex Property Division
Some assets are difficult or impossible to divide, such as valuable collections that should not be broken up to retain maximum value. Creative negotiations often bring workable solutions. It is often possible to meet the requirements of property division in a high-asset divorce while respecting the integrity of an asset portfolio. Compromises can facilitate equitable division of real estate assets and retirement assets, as well as determination of alimony.
Covering Special Considerations: Retirement Assets · Prenuptial Agreements
Clients approaching high-asset divorces may need help navigating QDROs (qualified domestic relations orders) allowing division of retirement accounts. There may be a prenuptial agreement in place, and an essential step in the process is to determine whether it is enforceable, and if so, how to apply its provisions to all assets in complex marital estates. If it is not enforceable, our attorneys can advise you on how to contest it as needed.
Serving Area Communities Including San Gabriel · Business Valuations Lawyer · Here To Help You Through Your High-Asset Divorce
When you are ready to put our Pasadena family lawyers’ knowledge of divorce to work for you, please be in touch to schedule your initial consultation.