Legal Counsel From a High Net Worth Divorce Attorney
Undergoing a divorce is often a stressful, emotional, and contentious. For both parties involved. Both parties face making difficult decisions such as the splitting of assets, negotiating custody and visitation, alimony, and child support. In all cases, these issues can be complex. However, they often become even more complex when they involve parties with substantial assets, high net worth, and high income. Issues such as deferred compensation, tax savings approaches, business valuations, require specialized knowledge. If you are currently in the process of a divorce that involves high income and substantial wealth, it is important to seek representation from a high net worth divorce attorney as soon as possible. Attorney Henry F. Lewis is an attorney in Oakland, CA, who can represent you aggressively and help you protect your assortment of assets.
When high net worth and multiple assets are involved, it leaves room for mistakes and further complications of the divorce process. Without the guidance from a knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel, small errors can have a substantial impact on the finances of both parties.
What are Complex Assets?
Oftentimes, the complexities of these cases can extend far beyond the division of property and child custody, although these are the most common. These assets could include:
- Stock Options
- Privately Owned Companies
- Life Insurance Policies
- Employee Benefits
- Retirement Accounts
- Publicly Owned Companies
- Real Estate
Why Hiring a High Net Worth Attorney is Important
When high net worth and multiple assets are involved, it leaves room for mistakes and further complications of the divorce process. Without the guidance from a knowledgeable and experienced legal counsel, small errors can have a substantial impact on the finances of both parties. When you seek legal counsel through our firm, we can help ensure that you are protected from making some of the most common mistakes, including:
Hasty Decisions: The stresses of a divorce can cause clients to make hasty decisions because they are ready to put everything behind them and move forward. This often results in loose ends and poor financial outcomes.
A Feeling of Guilt: Feelings of guilt can often cause clients to make poor decisions, such as choosing to waive alimony or the proper division of assets.
Fraudulent Activity: The transfer of assets during divorce proceedings could be seen as fraud, which could lead to more legal issues and a loss of credibility during the process.
Advice From Friends: While close friends may have your best interest in mind, they most likely will not understand the legal complexities of that accompany these types of divorce cases.
At Gardner & Lewis, LLP, we have represented clients in a wide range of high net worth divorce cases, with many of them exceeding $1 million in total assets. Whether you are the primary source of income in the family, or your spouse has contributed the majority of his or her income to your collective assets, we will represent you, your interests, and protect your legal rights.
Protect Your Hard-Earned Assets
If you are currently in the process of a divorce and require legal counsel to assist with the distribution of your assets and the protection of your wealth, please contact us online today. You can also call Gardner & Lewis, LLP at (510) 451-4822 to speak to a member of our team or to schedule a consultation.
“The needs of your family are always at the forefront of our legal services. Whether through litigation or mediation, we believe that reaching a fair, efficient solution with minimal negative impact to your family is of the utmost importance.” Henry F. Lewis