Arlington Complex Or High-Asset Divorce
Whether you are parting on amicable terms or locking horns on every issue, a high-asset divorce requires both sophisticated analysis and courtroom skills. You need to stake your claims and protect your long-term interests without dragging matters out or fighting over the wrong issues.
The attorneys of J.D. Milks, PLLC, are experienced in negotiation and litigation of complex divorces. We represent business owners, professionals and other individuals with high net worth, valuable assets, or complicated assets, as well as spouses of high earners who are seeking their fair share of the marital estate.
Our Arlington law firm handles all facets of Texas divorce, serving the Mid-Cities area and communities of Tarrant, Dallas and Johnson counties.
Mid-Cities And Mansfield Lawyers For High-Asset Divorce
- Community property versus separate property
- Commingled assets and tracing
- Valuation of a business or professional practice
- Pensions and retirement accounts
- Bonuses and deferred compensation
- Stocks and investments
- Collections and valuables
- Vacation homes and investment properties
- Assets held in trusts
- Out-of-state or overseas holdings
- Hidden income or asset transfers
- Spousal support (“alimony”)
We retain business valuation experts, property appraisers, forensic accountants and other professionals as necessary to determine the total value of the estate. Our attorneys can knowledgeably address disputes over separate assets that are not subject to division. Separate property refers to assets obtained through “gift, device or descent,” such as assets owned prior to marriage, assets covered in a prenuptial agreement, or a gift or inheritance during marriage. However, if separately owned assets become “commingled” with community property, it is often necessary for a court to sort it out.
A closely held business also complicates divorce. Even if the parties agree on the value, the partnership or operating agreement may dictate what happens in the event of divorce. Money tied up in trusts or investments is also problematic. If the assets are not liquid or accessible, the spouse is still entitled to a fair share. It may be necessary to buy out the spouse’s community interest in a business or trust, through a trade-off of other assets, cash payments or future consideration.
Experienced Representation For High Net Worth Divorce
We can assert your position in contested proceedings and offer creative and cost-effective resolutions to avoid unnecessary litigation.