Skillfully Handling High Net Worth Divorces

High-asset divorces involve subtle and complex issues beyond those of a typical divorce.  When there is a lot on the line, you want a lawyer with over 30 years of experience and a strong foundation in dealing with finances and emotions.

High net worth divorces require hard work delving into finding assets, understanding the value of assets and protecting the assets.  Just as you do not want to go through this alone, neither do we when the use of experts becomes necessary.  We work with you and various experts in finding and preserving the assets that you and your spouse have worked hard to build up.  We always speak to you about the experts we suggest to hire in each case.  Even the suspicion of hidden assets may signal the need for a forensic audit.

Business owners do not want to see their businesses destroyed; families do not want to see assets reduced, especially by large legal fees to lawyers who grind a case until there are no assets remaining.

"Wealthy clients can trigger how one old divordce firm used to bill it's clients. Their billing motto was to get (1) a Retainer, (2) a Refresher, and then (3) the Remainder. We pledge to work with you to find creative ways to resolve your dispute instead of creative ways to bill you."- Attorney Hirsch

We assist you in a timely and expeditious manner in these and other issues:

  • Marital and non-marital assets
  • Defining debts and verifying the payments with declared or hidden income
  • 401(k)'s, 401(b)'s and other retirement accounts including pensions
  • Brokerage and investment accounts, considering capital gains and losses
  • Business valuations
  • Real estate and real estate partnerships
  • Family partnerships
  • Stock Options and Deferred Income
  • Inheritances
  • Alimony / Support and tax implications

Once we find family assets, we work with the appropriate experts as needed (CPA's to consider tax implications or to forensically review financial statements; business appraisers, real estate appraisers, actuaries etc.). For more information or to schedule a consult, call us at 401-287-2079 or contact us by email.