Experienced High Net-Worth Divorce Attorney Serving Clients in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice, Florida
Wealth preservation and equitable distribution of assets are among the greatest concerns in a high net-worth divorce
Substantial real estate holdings, high income, investments, business holdings and tax considerations: these are among the special circumstances in divorce cases with large values.A prenuptial agreement helps avoid many major pitfalls, but if you don’t have one or it no longer reflects your current circumstances, you may be facing complex divorce issues.
At the Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch Law Offices of Matthew Z. Martell, P.A., we have the skill, experience and the resources needed for effective advocacy in litigation or mediation of high net-value divorces—and a track record of successfully representing clients throughout Manatee County and Sarasota County.
Preparation is key
Gathering statements, returns and all paperwork or electronic documents related to your finances is a critical first-step in ensuring the best possible outcome for your case. You should keep all information accessible but secure. As you are thinking about what you need, keep in mind some of the aspects that could affect the outcome of your case:
What was the timing of acquisitions? Real estate, valuables (such as art collections or jewelry), and stocks are considered marital property if they were acquired during the marriage. Having and maintaining clear records helps prevent unexpected and unpleasant surprises.
What is the substance of an employment agreement? Beyond compensation, vesting rights, stock sale restrictions and clawback provisions, among other items, need to be addressed prior to reaching a settlement.
What about estate plans? Modifications that need to be considered include removing a spouse as beneficiary in a will or trust and updating living wills and healthcare directives.
How will a divorce affect your business? If your business was acquired during marriage, if your spouse was involved in the business either financially or by providing labor, or if income derived from the business helped support the marriage, it may be considered marital property. If you own a professional practice, similar provisions apply.
Because of our extensive experience with Florida high asset divorces, we routinely work with a network of trusted accountants, forensic accountants and other financial experts to help you reach a fair settlement.
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