When looked at from a macro perspective, divorce can often be seen as having commonly recurring features. As we note on our family law website at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Ruggieri, P.C., "[A]ll divorces have the same basic elements involved."
There is certainly a caveat to that truism, though, which is especially applicable to one particular type of divorce, namely, a dissolution centrally marked by property division involving significant assets.
And that is this: complexity.
Indeed, although high-asset divorces in Massachusetts and elsewhere are often focused upon multiple concerns that overlap in divorce matters where wealth is a lesser consideration (e.g., children, certainly, and things like spousal support and an equitable division of assets), the complexity surrounding negotiations and outcomes routinely ratchets up considerably when wealth is a focal point in the divorce process.
We know that intimately at our Wellesley-based family law firm, from which we routinely represent clients across eastern Massachusetts in high-net-worth divorce matters. The proven and thoughtful advocacy we bring to bear on behalf of individuals and couples with much at stake financially in the divorce process is driven by our knowledge that the sources of wealth can be many and integrated. As such, they must be fully accounted for and dealt with in a manner that fully promotes a client's legal rights and interests.
We duly stress on a relevant page of our website the exacting attention we pay "to accurate analysis and valuation of the myriad assets and financial interests often at stake in a [high-asset] divorce."
Truly, the assets to be identified and appropriately dealt with in a given high-net-worth marital dissolution can be extremely broad-based. They range impressively from business interests and multiple residential properties to investments that encompass profit-sharing vehicles, pensions, stock options and many other savings possibilities.
High-asset divorce clients needing studied and proven legal assistance in safeguarding wealth during the divorce process include business owners and entrepreneurs, doctors, accountants, attorneys and many other professionals.
Our firm seeks in every client matter to deliver those individuals top-notch results that protect their hard-earned wealth.
We welcome readers' feedback, as well as personal contacts to the firm concerning high-asset divorce questions and concerns.
We hope you find our future posts on high-net-worth divorce topics informative and personally useful.