The largest and most complex business deal most people will ever be involved in is a divorce. Even clients who live modestly may divide a net worth of several million dollars when they take into consideration the value of homes, retirement accounts and closely held businesses.
Divorces come in all sizes based on the amount and type of assets involved. In most cases, the marital residence is the most valuable asset in the marriage. But often there are other properties involved. There are family businesses and business interests that may or may not be divided. Each property may need to be characterized as either community or separate property. There are stock options that may or may not be vested. And there are claims against retirement income to consider.
Many family law attorneys can handle divorces involving small estates. We have the expertise required to successfully handle complex property issues, large or small. We work closely with experts in real estate and business valuation to determine what a property is worth and to secure a just division. When necessary, we will put together the same team of experts as the larger firms in areas such as personal finance, wealth management, taxation and business valuation.