Protecting Complex Assets and Investments In Divorce
We have dedicated our divorce practice to complex cases involving significant assets. We understand how significant assets and debts can affect the divorce process for wealthy couples. Our clients fall within every type of marital dynamic, including stay-at-home parents, company presidents and business owners.
Issues for Business Owners in Massachusetts Divorce
Business owners can face unique property division issues during high net worth divorces. It can be difficult to determine the value of their income. Often, their company’s gross receipts indicate significant sums, while the net receipts indicate a different situation. We have represented both sides — business owners and the spouses of business owners — in high net worth divorce. We understand the importance of business valuations for property division.
We often work with financial experts, accountants and forensic accountants to provide accurate valuations and appraisals of business assets. We understand how a proper business valuation can help with property division issues.
Individuals with significant assets typically face investment issues during divorce. It is important to consult a lawyer to help determine the value of specific investments to ensure proper division of assets. Our law firm has extensive experience helping clients evaluate:
- Stock options
Stock options can be particularly difficult. Depending on the situation, you or your spouse might not be vested or the company may not be public yet.
Myths About Divorce
We help clients set realistic expectations about their divorce. Specifically, we set the record straight on divorce myths. Many individuals believe that their spouse’s adultery will provide them with a favorable judgment in terms of property division. They believe they will be given all of the marital assets.
However, Massachusetts is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce, meaning that wrongdoing does not typically affect property division. Our firm has represented spouses from both sides of the issue. We can discuss your situation and help you understand the best way to proceed.
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