Skilled Counsel For Complex, High-Asset Divorces
High net worth divorces require a special level of care. They are often more complex than standard divorces due to the unique nature of high-value assets and income. It is important to have an aggressive advocate by your side to ensure that the assets and debts are properly valued and fairly divided in your divorce.
At Butler Giraudo & Meister, P.C., our high net worth divorce attorneys serve clients in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties and throughout Central Illinois. We take a detail-oriented approach to the division of complex assets. We work carefully to understand the value of each asset and debt from not only a financial perspective but also a personal one. We can provide you with the support and representation you need at every stage of your divorce.
Valuing Complex Assets
In Illinois, marital property is divided equitably. In high net worth divorces, however, determining a fair and equitable division can become complicated if there are complex assets and financial interests such as:
- Business ownership interests
- Investment properties, vacation homes and rental properties
- Investments such as stocks, bonds and debentures
- Deferred income, including stock options
- Retirement assets, 401(k)s and pensions
- Antiques, artwork and collectibles
With these types of assets, it is often necessary to consult with an expert. At our firm, we consult with business valuation experts, accountants and appraisers in order to value complex assets. Where a couple’s financial situation is particularly complex, it may be necessary to consult a forensic accountant in order to trace hidden assets and separate marital property from non-marital property.
Resolving High-Value Asset Disputes In Central Illinois
As family law attorneys, we are dedicated to helping our clients resolve divorce issues amicably; however, we understand that not all couples are able to reach an agreement regarding the division of their property. As skilled trial lawyers and advocates, we will diligently pursue a fair division of property inside and outside of the courtroom.
In addition, it is essential for the documents and court orders that finalize your divorce to be properly drafted in order to fully protect your interests. We carefully craft appropriate language for you, tailored to your specific situation.