Guarding Your Estate During Your High Asset Divorce
Divorce is not just the end of a romantic relationship. It’s also the dissolution of a financial contract between you and your spouse. If your marriage involves significant assets, working with an experienced divorce attorney is in your best interest.
California law has strict rules regarding how married couples may split assets in a divorce. A knowledgeable lawyer will ensure that you receive a property agreement that takes your actual financial situation into account.
Decades of Experience in Family Law
Attorney Cynthia Cho has more than two decades of experience as a family law attorney. Through her Newark, California, law practice, she is prepared to assist clients with every stage of their high asset divorces. She offers services, including filing divorce papers, guiding negotiations, drafting settlements, providing legal representation at trial, and ratifying divorce decrees.
This experience is combined with a genuine dedication to clients’ best interests. By working with CC LawGroup, A Professional Corporation, you ensure that you will receive sensitive and supportive legal representation designed to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your high asset divorce.
Understanding California’s Divorce Laws
Experienced representation is critical when dividing significant assets in California because it is a community property state. Under these laws, both spouses own half of all assets and debts acquired during their marriage unless a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement states otherwise. As such, cookie-cutter property agreements often involve splitting all assets in half without taking other considerations into account.
Working with a knowledgeable attorney can prevent this. The right lawyer will help you take into account details such as:
- Dividing marital property that was increased or improved through the leveraging of separate assets
- Addressing interest in future assets acquired during the marriage
- Determining whether inheritances and other unique assets should be considered commingled, quasi-community property
By doing so, they will ensure that you receive a genuinely fair property agreement that will not put your family’s financial future at risk.
Potential Complications in High Asset Divorces
There are many assets that may make your divorce more complex. If you own any of the following, your divorce may need to be treated as a high net worth split:
- One or more homes
- Other real estate investments
- Significant stocks, bonds, restricted stock units, and other investments
- Retirement accounts or pensions
- Intellectual property such as copyrights, trademarks, or patents
- Collections such as art or jewelry
- Any other high-value property
Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Property in Your Divorce
If you have significant assets, you’ll benefit from working with an attorney with significant experience. At CC LawGroup, A Professional Corporation, we are prepared to guide you through your high net worth split with care and attention to detail. Ms. Cho’s compassion and decades of experience can help you proceed through your split without risking your future.