Many in people in the Bay Area have been fortunate enough to have acquired considerable assets.
In the event of a divorce these assets will almost certainly make the division of community property a much more complicated process.Litigating these issues can be a long, expensive and stressful process. To protect your family’s assets instead of wasting them on litigation costs you need an experienced family law attorney.
A thorough and experienced evaluation of the issues in your case supported by evidence, documentation and expert opinions may help you reach a settlement and minimize your litigation costs.
An experienced attorney will provide you with a thorough evaluation and analysis of the property issues in your case, obtain the evidence you need to support your positions and help you retain the qualified expert or experts you will need to determine asset values, trace money/assets or provide an accounting for community funds.
If you are considering a divorce, contact the Law Offices of Michael E. Finein for a consultation to understand your rights and protect your interests.
Following are examples of potential issues in high asset cases:
- Do you have a prenuptial agreement? Post-nuptial agreements? Have you transmuted any property from separate property to community or from community to separate property?
- Do you have multiple real estate holdings in California or in different states?
- Rental income properties?
- Did you have separate property from before the marriage? Did you inherit property or assets during the marriage?
- Do you have separate property claims for any of the community properties?
- Do you or your spouse have stocks options through your employment?
- Do you or your spouse own a company or corporation?
- Do you or your spouse own a legal or medical profession?
- Do you have substantial collections of jewelry, art, antiques or wines?
- Do you or your spouse have deferred compensation to consider?
- In the Bay Area many spouses will have intellectual property rights from the high technology or entertainment industries. Will your case involve patents, trademarks, copyrights, royalties?
- Do either of you have a personal injury claim pending or one that has already been settled that resulted in a substantial award?
- Are there substantial debts to be considered?
- Did one spouse predominately have control and management of the community assets?
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