Athens GA High Asset Divorce offers tremendous experience in high-asset divorce cases that involve complex property and debt division issues, including:
Business valuations and division, including closely-held companies
Business valuations can be complex when it comes to deciding which property is to be considered marital property and how it will be divided between both spouses. Our attorneys are well-connected with business valuators and can help you assess the correct value of businesses and assets.
Valuation and division of unusual assets like intellectual property
Intellectual property like patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc. can’t be divided using normal split means. Hence, they need a special valuation. However, one spouse can still keep ownership by buying the other spouse’s interests.
Real property valuations and division
Real Estate has to be split between spouses if deemed marital property. Even if you owned it before the marriage, if your spouse’s contribution causes an increase in its appreciation, she will be entitled to a considerable percentage.
Separate property disputes requiring tracing
The most complex factor in a divorce is proving a property to be marital or separate. Our attorneys have expertise in this regard and can help you trace the correct history and category in which the property falls.
High-earner child support disputes
Child support is ordered by the court on one of the spouses. It is based on the time that the child spends with either spouse. However, if your annual income equals that of your wife and you have joint custody, you might not have to pay it at all. We help in resolving such disputes effectively.
Self-employment income may vary, unlike a salary
Self-employment incomes may vary throughout the year that might create complications in deciding the value for child support and alimony. Our lawyers have expertise in this regard and can help you reach a value that sounds reasonable to the court.
Division of retirement accounts and benefits
Your spouse will be entitled to half of the pension and benefits that were earned during the course of the marriage. The retirements plan can be altered in case of divorce so that your ex-spouse receives the benefits directly after your retirement.
Division of investment assets, including stock options
Division of stocks and investments also falls to the decision of whether they are considered marital property or not. If considered marital property they might be subjected to equitable division. Even if the division is not 50-50, the divorcee is entitled to a considerable share.
Valuation and division of valuable assets such as jewelry, trusts, artwork, and livestock
Personal belongings and items are also valued during a divorce and are subject to division. However, the belongings received by you through inheritance or belong to you solely can be considered separate property.