High Net Worth Lawyers
Although any divorce can be stressful, a divorce with a high net worth can pose some significant issues. It’s important to make sure that you properly approach the divorce and take the right steps to value your assets and receive a fair award. Our team of legal experts can help you navigate the complex New York family court system in order to help you get justice and rebuild your life.
Getting a fair award in a New York high net worth divorce case starts before you even file for divorce. We can help you begin to collect records of your known assets. It’s important to gather and save documents from every asset that you’re aware of. Even if you’re not sure if the asset qualifies as a divisible or marital asset, you never know what might be critically important later.
Even if you’re not able to get all of the records or the other side keeps information from you, there are things that we can do in order to find, discover and document marital assets. We may be able to use a subpoena to gather records that the other side doesn’t want to voluntarily disclose. There are also ways to send written questions to the other party that they have to answer under oath. You may use forensic accountants to examine records. In the case of a family business, you may need accountants to value the business and make sure that you get your fair share.
If you’re worried that the other side may try to hide assets, it’s important to contact us to begin your divorce proceedings as soon as possible. New York law allows you to get a stay that prevents the other side from transferring or dissipating marital assets. There are also things that you can do in order to ask for temporary orders that help you provide for your children or pay for your bills while you await further proceedings.
Once we help you file for divorce, our legal team goes about preparing your case to present to court. If you need reasonable spousal support, we help you make the case. On the other hand, if your spouse is making unreasonable demands that New York law doesn’t authorize, we can help you defend against their unfair requests.
Child support can also be a controversial issue in a high net worth divorce case. Ultimately, the goal is for the court to fashion an award that’s fair to all of the people involved including the children. This might mean taking steps to show the court the other side’s true income. It may mean documenting the reasonable needs of the children.
When we represent a client, we want to help them achieve the best possible outcome in court. This means working with you to identify the issues that may arise in the case. Then, we work together to prepare a strategy to help present evidence to back up your claims.
In some cases, you need to take your case to a trial in order to achieve justice. If that’s true in your case, we’re ready for the challenge. We’re comfortable in the courtroom and eager to help you tell your story. However, we can also try to help you resolve your case without a trial by reaching a settlement with the other side. If you’re facing a divorce, please contact our office for a confidential consultation.