Planning for Your San Diego Divorce
Divorce cases are among the most complicated and bitterly contested types of cases heard by the courts. Rarely do people divorce amicably, particularly in cases there where are a large number of assets to consider. These high-end divorces seem to be more difficult, as fights over money can escalate during already stressful times. Given what’s at stake in any divorce, having superior quality legal representation is an absolute must for anyone faced with this precarious situation.
That is especially true for high-asset divorces, but it is also important for those who may have less financially. Our San Diego divorce lawyers are dedicated to providing personal representation for clients looking for concrete solutions to the family and financial issues that arise in the midst of ending a marriage. We offer practical guidance and dedicated counsel, and focus on resolving disputes while protecting clients’ rights and personal (as well as financial) interests. We will provide you with sound analysis, objectivity, down-to-earth advice and intelligent solutions.
San Diego High Asset Divorce
As San Diego attorneys who assist with the ending of ending of marriages, we recognize the greater amount of property and finances involved in a high-asset situation. Reaching agreement can be challenging and contentious, but family law mediation and other options can help with resolving child support, spousal support and related issues. There may also be stock portfolios, bank accounts, real estate investments, business ownership, pensions, 401(k) retirement funds and other areas that can contribute to the complexity or litigating a high asset divorce.
High-asset cases are particularly unique because they often require the divorce attorney to work with other professionals, such as certified public accountants, forensic accountants, and business and home appraisers, in order to protect a client’s interests.
Although each case is unique, there are some relatively common sources of conflict in many of the high-asset cases our San Diego divorce attorneys routinely handle. Their experience includes a number of disputes involving:
- Prenuptial agreements
- Businesses and professional practices, including the value of these assets and the date of determining that value
- Business valuation methods
- Hidden assets
- Real estate appraisals, both for the actual value of the property and the rental value
- Investment accounts, including the tax effect of division and an imputation of a higher return on investment in the case of mismanaged assets
- Employee benefits (stock options, deferred compensation, etc.), including the use of qualified domestic relations orders for the division of retirement plans
- Property division (La Jolla, Downtown, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Carlsbad, etc.)
- Spousal support/alimony, including the unique issues tied to self-employment compensation issues
The Importance of a Professional and Experienced Family Law Lawyer
At the Law Office of Renkin & Associates, our team of attorneys have the skills and experience to work toward a favorable resolution of your case. When you’re seeking an attorney to help with ending your marriage, we are committed to exploring all options to find the best solution for your case. Whether you’re in the military, have a child custody dispute, or are struggling with the division of assets in a complex estate, you’ll find the aggressive representation you need.
We offer extensive experience, a thorough understanding of the complex financial issues involved, and a proven track record of success in protecting the interests of our clients during the ending of a marriage. To learn more about this area of our practice and what our San Diego lawyers can do to protect you, call our office at (888) 837-3564 or email us to schedule a case evaluation.