Resolving Divorces That Involve High Incomes And Complex Assets
The attorneys of D'Angelo & Grabow, LLP have years of experience with a contested divorce, including a high-asset divorce. There can be many complicating factors in dividing the marital estate, such as disputed assets, hidden assets and alimony.
We practice in Waukesha and surrounding counties. Our clients include high earners such as business owners, corporate executives and professionals who have both business and personal interests to protect. We have also represented the lesser-earning spouse who is fighting for their fair share of accumulated wealth.
Considerations In High-Asset Divorce
You need to know where you stand before you can set strategies. Our knowledgeable lawyers can help you take inventory and take charge. We can knowledgeably address:
- What to do with the marital residence
- A closely held small business and its valuation
- Dividing retirement accounts like 401(k)
- Stock options and employment perks
- Rental property and investments
- Art and other valuables
- Secret accounts or transferred assets
- Separate property vs. marital property
- Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
- Joint loans and debts
- Spousal support (alimony)
- Child support for incomes above the guidelines
A late-in-life divorce raises the stakes for both spouses in property division. The amount and duration of alimony also looms large in a high-asset divorce,
Balancing The Equation
Wisconsin law calls for an equitable distribution no matter the size of the marital estate. Once we reach a consensus – through negotiation or litigation – on the total value of the assets, our attorneys can devise creative solutions to ensure fair consideration to both parties. This may involve buyouts and tradeoffs of different assets to make the math work. Mediation can also be valuable in high net worth cases.
Our attorneys bring more than 40 combined years of experience in family law. We are glad to discuss our capabilities in complex and high-asset divorce. To arrange a consultation call our Waukesha law office at 262-383-2700 or use our email form.