High Net Worth Divorce in Columbia
Columbia Divorce Attorney for High Net Worth Individuals
When you come to Masella Law Firm, P.A. for legal representation in your divorce, you will enjoy the full benefit of our wealth of legal experience. We sincerely care about our clients' cases, and will work diligently to safeguard your personal interests throughout the process. Whether you and your spouse are both high income earners or if one of you is financially dependent on the other, we will seek to place you in the best possible position as you end your marriage and begin a new chapter in your life, and are prepared to fight for your right to your fair share of the marital estate. Call us or visit our office today to speak with a Columbia divorce lawyer from the firm and to learn more about how we can help you in
the divorce process.
Division of Assets in a High Net Worth Divorce
Property division is commonly one of the most contentious issues in any divorce, but the potential for legal battles over assets and debts is especially great in cases involving high net worth individuals. This is particularly true in situations where one of the spouses earns a significantly greater income or possesses considerable wealth. Anything which can be classified as being separate property will not be subject to equitable distribution, and this generally includes assets which were owned prior to the marriage or which were acquired through gift or inheritance, but can be complicated by the fact that the appreciation in value of separate property can be claimed as marital property.
For example, if your spouse owned a business before you married, you should be able to lay a claim against the amount by which the company has increased in value since you have been married. Accurately valuating assets can be a considerable challenge, and often requires engaging the services of financial advisors or accountants.
Fighting for Your Rights in Divorce
We know how much may be at stake for you in your divorce, and are prepared to fight for your right to a fair share, whether you are defending against the claims of your spouse or if you are anxious to see that you are not deprived of assets which you deserve. It may be possible to avoid adversarial litigation through out of court negotiations or mediation, but we will not hesitate to go to court if a
contested divorce is necessary for defending your personal interests.