Protecting Yourself in a High Asset Divorce
High asset divorce cases generally involve more complex issues and increased stakes for all parties involved compared to a typical California divorce case. As such, it is important to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones as you navigate this process. At Kearney Baker in Pasadena, our team of legal professionals zealously advocates for our clients involved in high asset divorce cases, and we can help you avoid some pitfalls that arise. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a consultation.
Consider Prenuptial or Postnuptial Agreements
One of the proactive steps that you can take prior to divorce is the utilization of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. These documents dictate property rights and interests for each spouse if a divorce occurs that can eliminate many issues before they arise. Property distribution, business interests, debt allocation, and alimony can all be addressed in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement so long as the terms are conscionable to both parties involved.
Without the use of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, your property in a high asset case will be split according to community property rules. This means that all marital property will be split equally, 50/50, between you and your spouse in the divorce.
Utilize Divorce Mediation
Many couples in high asset divorce cases wish to keep the details of their personal and financial lives private during this time. Unfortunately, any matters argued in order are open to the public and the media for scrutiny. One option to avoid the public fallout is to use alternative dispute resolution techniques, such as divorce mediation or collaborative divorce.
A major benefit of divorce mediation and other alternative techniques is the confidential nature of the process. Mediation takes place outside of the courtroom, and all negotiation is kept confidential. If the mediation or collaborative method is successful, your attorney will draft a finalized agreement with opposing counsel and submit it to the judge for final approval.
Hire an Experienced High Asset Divorce Attorney
It is critical that you hire an experienced high asset divorce attorney to protect your interests in this type of case. Be sure to ask any potential divorce attorney about his or her experience in the area. Does the attorney have access to outside resources like private investigators, forensic financial analysts, and others to ensure that you walk away from the marriage with everything that you deserve? To learn more about the wide range of legal services we offer clients in high asset divorce cases, call us now.
Call or Contact Kearney Baker Now
High asset divorce cases require an attention to detail and aggressive legal representation to ensure that your rights and interests are protected throughout the divorce process, and the legal team at Kearney Baker has the experience you need. Call our office or contact us today to schedule a consultation.