Legally, there is nothing fundamentally different about undergoing a high asset divorce case. However, the more assets involved, the more difficult and drawn out the divorce can be, potentially resulting in an unfair settlement.
At Charlotte Christian Law, we believe you have the right to defend what’s yours. That’s why we help you fight for a fair settlement on your behalf. We’ll help you tackle complicated topics like reputation, privacy, child support, child custody, alimony, and property division. When you retain our representation, you get an attorney team that is ready to assist you from beginning to end.
What Is Considered a High Asset Divorce?
High asset divorces are categorized as divorces with more than $1 million in liquid assets. Because there is so much at stake financially, these divorces are high-tension and take much longer to conclude than other types of divorce.
During the divorce proceedings, there may be tax implications, and you may need to modify your way of life and spending habits so that they don’t affect your divorce’s outcome. Our Athens high asset divorce attorneys are knowledgeable about the complexities that surround these types of cases and will ensure you are well-prepared to take on your case.
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Dividing Property in an Athens High Asset Divorce
Alabama is an equitable distribution state, meaning the property division must be fair. If divorcing couples cannot decide for themselves how to distribute property, they can enlist the help of an attorney or allow the courts to decide.
In either case, the most important things to consider are:
- Whether the property (or debt) is marital or separate
- The value of marital property
- How the property will be divided
The property division tends to be the most significant source of contention in high asset divorces. Often, couples will use other marital issues to claim a higher percentage of marital property and a better judgment in their favor.
Most high asset divorcees turn to our proven divorce attorneys to set things straight when this happens. Our attorneys have the unique knowledge to help you navigate the tumultuous waters of your divorce.
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Determining the Worth of an Athens Marital Estate
When entering a high-stakes divorce, it’s important to understand the worth of the marital estate. At Charlotte Christian Law, we retain the services of financial specialists, including forensic accountants, real and personal property appraisers, vocational assessors, and economists.
Our team will do all the legwork to ensure every asset is accounted for in your divorce, including:
- Retirement accounts (401(k), etc.)
- Vacation properties
- Business ownership
- Liquid assets
We will negotiate a settlement that gets you your fair share of the marital estate based on our findings. For ultra-high-net-worth cases involving multi million or billion-dollar estates, we have a team of financial and legal specialists who will protect your interests.
Alimony and Child Support Considerations for High Asset Divorce Cases
In many high asset divorce cases, at least one spouse may have been more financially dependent on the other. When this happens, the dependent spouse is likely entitled to alimony payments to ensure they can maintain their way of life post-divorce.
In addition, when awarding child support, the court will consider the level of support that would have been available had the parents not split up. In some cases, this can mean a higher child support award to ensure the child/children’s standard of living is not disrupted.
As Athens high asset divorce lawyers, we want to help you do what’s best for your family, including obtaining an alimony and child support award that makes sense for everyone.
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Benefits of an Athens High Asset Divorce Lawyer
High net worth individuals choose Charlotte Christian Law because of our individualized approach. We’re an award-winning law firm with decades of experience navigating complex divorce cases, but our clients ultimately select us for our caring and compassionate approach to the divorce process.
Time has taught us that every divorce is different, but what remains constant is our passion for doing what’s best for the clients and their families. Here are just a few ways our team can help you navigate your divorce.
Aid Asset Division
Dividing assets is an emotionally charged experience. We can help you make the right decisions by explaining how equitable distribution factors into your divorce, what may or may not be considered marital property, and assist in assigning value to the property.
Provide Representation in Hearings and Mediations
Often, when couples cannot agree on major issues like child custody or spousal support, litigation may be necessary. If so, our attorneys will represent you in court. However, if we can spare you the expense of going to trial, we will work alongside you and your spouse to come to an agreement that everyone will be comfortable with.
Ending a marriage is emotional, and in high asset divorce cases, you may feel your livelihood is at stake. Our attorneys understand that nobody truly “wins” in a divorce, which is why we focus on maintaining a civil relationship throughout the divorce process and pursuing alternatives outside of full litigation.
Draft and Negotiate Alimony Agreements
Our attorneys can help you determine what spousal benefits you may be entitled to or must pay and calculate these on your behalf. We can draft a contractual alimony agreement and negotiate it with the other party.
Charlotte Christian Law: A Proven High Asset Divorce Lawyer You Can Trust
When choosing an Athens divorce lawyer to represent you, you need someone who is knowledgeable about your case and will fight for what’s best for your family. If our long list of accolades (like our Lawyers of Distinction award, Avvo Top Family Law Attorney, and ALM Legal Leaders award) aren’t enough, our client reviews speak for themselves.
At Charlotte Christian Law, our lawyers understand divorce law, but most importantly, we understand how it can take a toll on you. Let us be there for you in your time of need. Call us now for your initial consultation.
Charlotte Christian Law Athens Office Location:213 South Jefferson Street
Athens, AL 35612