A couple of things to consider about high-asset divorces

| May 2, 2017 | High-Asset Divorce |

Couples who are in the midst of high-asset divorces in Illinois may be making mistakes and should take some time to consider their strategies. Their mistakes can impact their finances, especially if they do not have any prenuptial agreements in place to protect their assets.

Some couples can resolve their difference amicably. Many couples in high-asset divorces are not so fortunate. Many couples cannot keep their emotions from getting involved and may resort to doing things to make their separations more problematic and financially draining on their partners. According to Investopedia.com, people in high-asset divorces have more to lose financially. They often have more higher value assets involved, such as joint retirement accounts, multiple properties, non-family partnerships and pensions.

Hasty decisions lead to mistakes

It is not uncommon for one partner to want to speed things along in their divorce because they are tired of all of the trauma, stress and expenses involved. But instead of blindly agreeing to anything that is presented to them, they should take their time to thoroughly evaluate their situations. Rush decisions can result in a lopsided settlement that favors their ex-spouse.

Changes tax situation

Couples who are arguing about assets should consider how potential settlements can affect their tax situations, states iReport.CNN.com. On the surface, some agreements can make it look like they are gaining the advantage in their divorces. But, once they consider the tax complications, they may wind up shocked to learn that their post-divorce income is significantly lower.

With so much at stake in a high-asset divorce, couples should plan out their exits and seek professional help to ensure that they do not make mistakes that can alter the outcome they are hoping to receive.

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