You and your spouse have been together for several decades. Over time, you’ve made great investment decisions, and you’ve both become wealthy. You thought that having money would make your life easier, but you’ve found that it really just helped you grow apart.
Your spouse was happy staying at home and enjoying the home you lived in. You wanted to travel and see the world. You saw each other less and less until you realized that a divorce may be the right answer. When significant marital assets will be part of the property settlement, it makes sense to work with an attorney with demonstrated experience in complex property agreements and litigation.
When dealing with a high-asset divorce, some things you should discuss include:
- Dividing your real property
- Dividing furniture and other assets in your home
- Equitable distribution of bonds, stocks and other securities investments
- How you want to divide the money that’s in your bank accounts
There is no one-size-fits-all guide to divorce, which is why it’s a good idea to talk to your attorney before you decide to file for divorce or as soon as you receive a divorce petition. Your goal should be to protect yourself and your best interests so that you can get the assets you need to support yourself once the divorce is finalized.
Our website has more information on high-asset divorces, spousal support, child custody and other topics that may be vital during your divorce. Good support is essential as you move through this tough time in your life.