Executing a prenuptial agreement before marriage can make a high net worth divorce less complex.
High-Asset Divorces in New York
In high net worth, high asset, and complex estate divorce, clients must rely on their counsel to address significant concerns regarding business interests, real estate holdings, investment accounts, trusts, and other estate planning documents, internationally held assets, intellectual property, and large and complex retirement planning portfolios. These assets are divided in equitable distribution, a process intended to divide assets fairly between parties, though not necessarily equally.
As a multi-disciplinary law firm designed and structured to provide our clients with versatile representation when it matters most, our attorneys are not only versed in divorce and family law, but also aided by their colleagues specializing in business and commercial transactions, real property interests, trusts and estate planning, and other specialties which feature uniquely in high asset and complex divorces.
Leveraging our extensive legal capabilities, Quatela Chimeri assists our high net worth divorce clients in:
- Acquiring competent valuations and appraisals of residential and commercial properties
- Understanding the interplay between those assets and any pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreements that the parties may have entered into
- Analyzing and properly valuing business interests and investments held by one or both parties
- Managing the complex task of financial disclosure
- Understanding and evaluating retirement accounts, investment accounts, and other monetary assets
- Tracing investments, holdings and financial accounts to detect hidden or secreted assets
- Addressing the proper value of art, jewelry, musical instruments, collections and similar assets
- Advising clients about the potential tax implications that may dilute or otherwise impact a property division plan and connecting them, when needed, with the right professionals to ensure their success with regard to tax consequence and implications