High asset divorces require a family law firm with the proven ability to effectively manage the complex issues that arise when property, businesses, investments and other expensive assets are on the line. Baltimore divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Allyson B. Goldscher, LLC represent clients of high net worth. We know our clients have worked hard to build their estate, and we work just as hard to make sure that it is protected for future generations.
Equitable Division of Assets
The laws that guide the division of assets in Maryland are the same at all levels of income. What sets a high asset divorce apart from the others are the high stakes involved in accurate identification and valuation of assets. This often requires the involvement of various financial experts including tax experts, forensic accountants, professional appraisers and business and pension valuation experts. Together, we will work to uncover hidden assets and determine the proper value of the marital estate, which in addition to the more traditional marital assets, may include:
- Additional real estate properties
- Complicated retirement accounts and pensions
- Vested and unvested stock options
- Trust funds
- International assets
- Business assets, including intellectual property and professional licenses
- Significant collector’s items including artwork, jewelry, cars, heirlooms and antiques
Generally, all property acquired by either partner during the marriage, regardless of how it is titled, is considered marital property and is therefore subject to division under Maryland equitable distribution laws. However, there can be many exceptions to the general rules; and if not handled properly, this could lead to an unfair outcome. A skilled high asset divorce lawyer can look for the details other might miss.
Other Key Issues
Other key issues that must be considered in a divorce for a high net worth couple include:
- Spousal Support and Alimony
- Child Support
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Protecting Your Personal and Professional Interests
Divorce cases involving large assets have the potential to become highly contested. Unfortunately, this can open the doors to a mass of unwanted public attention. Business owners and public figures may worry about having the details of their personal and professional life made public and the impact this could have on their reputation and future success.
Our Baltimore divorce lawyers understand that these are valid concerns. That is why we do everything we can to keep the personal, financial and business information of our clients private. We take pride in being able to address the unique concerns of our clients and develop a strategy that works best for their unique situation – whether that is through mediation, collaborative divorce, arbitration or traditional divorce litigation.
Baltimore Divorce Lawyers at the Law Offices of Allyson B. Goldscher, LLC Provide Exceptional Legal Guidance in Complex High Asset Divorce Cases
Baltimore divorce lawyers at the Law Offices of Allyson B. Goldscher, LLC are familiar with the unique challenges of a high asset divorce. To discuss your options, call 410-602-9522 today to schedule a consultation or submit an online contact form.