High Net Worth Families

A divorce is complicated for a variety of reasons, and even more so in a family with couples who own a business, have numerous real estate investments, hold investments in private equity funds or hedge funds, earn high income, or simply have high-value assets. These types of divorces present complex/interesting legal issues that require attorneys experienced in litigation and alternative resolution dispute methods, such as mediation. Equally important is counseling a client to understand tax issues in the transfers and valuation of these assets, asset protection, tracing of assets and reviewing financial statements and determining whether a business is marital or not in nature. It may be appropriate in these cases to hire experts either jointly or by one or both sides separately.

With high net worth families, there may be one spouse that is less familiar with the parties’ finances, including the income or assets. That spouse needs competent counsel to discover the financial information and present it in an understandable manner.  We can also work with financial advisors already in place or secure you a new one, to insure that you feel comfortable entering into any settlement agreement or in preparing for litigation.

The Law Office of Erin M. Wilson LLC is experienced in negotiating and litigating complex financial issues, including working with experts such as forensic accountants and valuators to properly value the assets of a marriage and ascertain the true income of a party, in a timely and cost-efficient manner.

Please contact The Law Office of Erin M. Wilson LLC for a consultation regarding high net worth divorces.