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Four tips for settling a high-asset divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 14, 2020 | High-net Worth Divorce, High-net Worth Property Division |

Divorce is always a challenging and stressful time, regardless of any other factors. This situation can become even more nerve-wracking if you have to worry about your finances and other valuable assets. High-net worth divorces are inherently more complicated than a regular divorce. Because more factors can influence the final settlement, there is also the potential for more mistakes.

However, reaching out for expert help can make this process easier for you. There are also tips that can help you overcome any obstacles that may arise.

Helpful advice to follow during divorce

Without any prior experience dealing with high-asset divorces, it can be extremely difficult to avoid making mistakes. Following these tips can help you achieve an equal and fair outcome:

  • Identify any assets: The first step should be to find any items of value that you own. This can include any assets that you obtained during the marriage. It is also imperative to make sure you have identified everything. If you miss a valuable item, the court may think you were trying to hide it for your own gain.
  • Obtain valuations for each asset: Each valuable asset will need to be assessed by a professional to determine its worth. This is crucial for a fair settlement to occur.
  • Receive a house assessment: Just like any other asset, acquiring a valuation on the family home is required. It’s likely only one spouse will keep the home, so the value of it needs to be offset with other assets in the settlement.
  • Think long-term: If you are trying to rush through the divorce, you are more likely to make avoidable mistakes. By thinking about the bigger picture, you can prepare for any obstacles or potential errors.

Going through a divorce can be a long and draining process. But if you reach out to an experienced family law attorney, they will be able to take some of the stress off you. They can also help you receive your fair share of the marital property.