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Financial disclosure and other high-asset divorce issues

On Behalf of | Feb 29, 2024 | blog, Family Law

Divorce can be a challenging and emotional process, especially when it involves a high-asset situation. High-asset divorces typically have complex financial issues that require careful consideration to ensure a fair outcome for both parties.

There are a number of key points that people should keep in mind when navigating a high-asset divorce.

Full financial disclosure and asset valuation

In a high-asset divorce, it is necessary for both parties to provide full and accurate disclosure of their assets, income and liabilities. This includes bank accounts, investments, real estate, business interests, retirement accounts and any other valuable assets. Failing to disclose all financial information can lead to legal consequences and an unfair distribution of assets.

Determining the value of assets in a high-asset divorce can be complex. It may require the assistance of financial experts such as appraisers, forensic accountants and valuation specialists. Assets such as businesses, intellectual property and investments may need to be professionally valued to ensure an accurate assessment of their worth.

Asset division and alimony

In a high-asset divorce, the division of assets is a critical aspect that can significantly impact each party’s financial future. The Office of the Revisor of Statutes says that factors such as the length of the marriage, contributions of each spouse and future earning potential can impact how the court divides assets. Courts may award spousal support, also known as alimony. This can help ensure that both parties can maintain a similar standard of living post-divorce. The amount and duration of spousal support can vary depending on factors such as the length of the marriage, the earning capacity of each spouse and the lifestyle established during the marriage.

By understanding the key aspects of high-asset divorces you can work toward an equitable resolution that protects your financial well-being.