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A divorce can be complicated for anyone - in addition to navigating the legal process, issues surrounding child custody and the division of property can quickly become emotionally charged and unfortunately adversarial. Wealthy individuals, however, face unique challenges as their financial situations are often complex and especially sensitive.
These cases can become time-consuming and expensive if you don’t hire the right high asset divorce lawyer.
If you are concerned about how your assets will be divided, our West Palm Beach family law attorneys have the knowledge and experience you need to handle your Florida high asset divorce cost-effectively and with timely results.
How Our Divorce Lawyers Can Help with Your High Asset Divorce
Our Palm Beach high asset divorce lawyers guide our wealthy clients through all aspects of their divorce including the legal, financial, and practical issues. Whatever issues your divorce case may involve, we can help you find a solution. We have assisted clients with the following types of issues:
- Enforcement or challenges to pre- or post-nuptial agreements
- Identification of martial and non-marital assets
- Valuation of assets
- Division of property
- Asset protection
- Child support
- Child custody
- Inheritance and estate issues
While these issues are present in every divorce, wealthy individuals often have unique considerations. For example, child custody can be complex when both spouses work full time or travel frequently. Alimony can also be a difficult and contentious issue for divorcing spouses with considerable income and significant assets. These are just a few of the reasons why it is important to hire a law firm that knows the law and has extensive experience in negotiating and trying high asset divorces.
Our West Palm Beach Family Law Attorneys Are Proactive In Our Legal Representation
At Winthrop Law Offices, our West Palm Beach family lawyers are aggressive and laser-focused on using their skills to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We offer experienced, pro-active legal representation by addressing all potential issues on the front-end of the divorce. We help eliminate the need to go back, time and time again, to have certain issues addressed in family court in Florida. Therefore, while we may not be the least expensive option available to you initially, our foresight and years of experience can save you time and money in the long-run.
Is Florida an Equitable Distribution State?
Yes, Florida is an equitable distribution state. The marital property will be divided on the basis of fairness. While this may sound more advantageous than a simple 50/50 split that would be aimed for in a community property state, it could mean that your spouse is entitled to more than half of your marital property.
Divorce laws vary by state, but they are either referred to as “community property” or “equitable distribution” states. In a community property state, the court will attempt to divide the marital property equally or as close as is practicable.
But what is considered marital property? Whether you are in an equitable distribution state or a community property state, marital property generally includes any property accumulated during the marriage. This can be a particularly tricky issue in a high asset divorce in Florida - it may be unclear as to whether the entire asset is considered marital property or only a portion.
Our Divorce Lawyers in West Palm Can Help Protect Your Assets
A high asset divorce in West Palm Beach, Florida, often involves complex financial situations. Our high asset divorce attorneys are experienced in helping our clients reach a fair settlement concerning the following types of assets:
- Investment and retirement portfolios
- Real estate holdings including your primary residence, vacation homes, and investment properties
- Business entities
- Artwork, jewelry, and other unique, high-value personal properties
- Bank accounts
Valuation is often a principal issue in high asset divorces. With some items, such as art work or jewelry, there is considerable sentimental value involved. Other assets, such as business interests, can be extraordinarily complex when it comes to valuation.
Our attorneys work with various experts that will be able to establish the market value of whatever assets you have acquired throughout your marriage. Combined with our strategy of aggressively advocating for your specific interests, you can rest assured that your property will be fairly and equitably divided.
We Can Help Locate and Identify Assets
We are aggressive in representing our clients to ensure they are treated fairly when it comes to the division of property. Our experience has taught us that you often have to dig beneath the surface in these cases. It is not usual for a spouse to transfer or attempt to hide assets in a Florida high asset divorce in anticipation of the property settlement. We also work with forensic accountants who can locate those assets so that they can be included in the divorce.
Contact Winthrop Law Offices for Help with Your Florida High Asset Divorce
High asset divorces are often highly sensitive and present a number of sophisticated issues. You need someone who has extensive experience in handling these types of cases, who understands the challenge involved, and knows how to deliver results. Your divorce is a life-changing event, with your future and your family’s well-being at stake. You need a lawyer who understands your unique situation and is fully invested in obtaining the best possible outcome.
At Winthrop Law Offices, we deliver high-value family law representation to clients with complex cases. Our two-tier attorney team approach and Gold Standard Litigation System guarantees that your case will get the attention it deserves and ensures that it will always be moving forward.
If you need someone in your corner who will work tirelessly to achieve the results you need, contact us today at (561) 264-5197 to discuss your case and what we can do for you.