Making the decision to divorce is never easy and many couples struggle for years to salvage a relationship. At times, however, divorce truly is the best option for both unhappy spouses and their shared children. For couples who have amassed a considerable amount of wealth during the course of their marriage, the divorce process can be particularly complex and it’s important to seek the advice and assistance of an attorney who has successfully handled high-asset divorces.
The legal professionals at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri have handled many divorce cases involving multiple real estate properties, numerous financial and investment accounts, business interests, family heirlooms and personal belongings of high value. We know that before any of these assets can be divided, it's critical to figure out their actual value and that a number of factors; including fair market value, tax penalties, appreciation, personal ties and demand; must be taken into account.
Our attorneys are also well-versed in divorce cases involving hidden assets and know how to help clients who have concerns that a soon-to-be ex-spouse is intentionally withholding or misrepresenting financial information. In these types of cases, a financial forensics expert can assist in the discovery of important financial records and assets.
Once all assets and debts are accounted for, whenever possible, our attorneys work to negotiate a favorable settlement on behalf of our clients outside of court. There may, however, be times when it is necessary or more advantageous to take a case to court and our attorneys work diligently to represent and further our clients’ best interests.