High-Asset High-Income Divorce

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High-Asset High-Income Divorce

December 5, 2015
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Denver High-Asset Divorce Lawyers

For spouses with high income and significant assets, divorce can pose numerous complicated legal issues, particularly with regard to property division. All assets must be identified, valued, and characterized as marital or separate property then allocated according to fact-specific considerations. Each party’s property interests and financial future are dramatically shaped by the outcome of property division.At the boutique family law firm of Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C., we represent clients in high-income or high-asset divorce proceedings. Since 1980, our firm has maintained a focus on family law. Backed by more than 100 years of collective experience, including extensive experience handling complex property division and valuation issues, our attorneys share a dedication to providing personal legal guidance of the highest caliber.

Our attorneys are leaders in the family law field. As a result of our commitment to professional excellence, our firm has always been selected as one of the Best Law Firms in Colorado by U.S. News Media Group since the inception of this award in 2010.

Equitable Division in Colorado

In Colorado, courts divide property according to principles of equitable division and divide marital assets in a fair and equitable fashion, taking into account a number of specific circumstances such as each spouse’s employment circumstances, contribution to the marriage as well as separate property interests.

Marital vs. Separate Property

Certain types of property — such as gifts, inheritances and property acquired before marriage — may qualify as separate property. Thus, the characterization of property as separate or marital can significantly impact the outcome of a case.

Extensive Experience Navigating Complex Property Division

Our firm utilizes state-of-the-art technology to effectively and efficiently navigate complex property division. We also work with other trusted professionals such as appraisers, accountants, estate planning experts and tax advisers to accurately identify, trace and value marital and separate assets.

Our attorneys have extensive experience handling cases involving all types of assets, including:

  • Business interests such as sole proprietorships, closely held corporations, family partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Real estate, including residential and commercial property
  • Intellectual property such as trademarks, copyrights, royalties, and patents
  • Retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k)s and pensions
  • Financial investments such as stock and stock options
  • Trusts Interests such as generation skipping trusts

In many high net worth divorce cases, prenuptial or postnuptial agreements may also affect property division. Our attorneys are skilled litigators with extensive experience enforcing and challenging marital agreements in court.

Contact Our Denver Metro Property Division Attorneys

To arrange a consultation with one of our Denver area high-asset divorce lawyers, please call Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie L.L.C. at 303 936 3300 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout the Denver Metro Area and across the state of Colorado.

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