Complex Property Disputes and High-Asset Property Division
While property division for any couple can be complex, high-asset couples face additional burdens when dividing significant property. For many of these couples, saving and investing during the marriage was part of a long-term plan or directed toward collective financial planning and goals. At the time of divorce, any former agreement becomes irrelevant, as each party is seeking to protect his or her own property interests.
At Gillespie, Shields & Durrant in Mesa, Arizona, our attorneys are experienced in handling high-asset property division cases. We understand the overwhelming stress faced by divorcing couples and will take every necessary step to protect your rights and interests. Taking into consideration your assets, debts and income, we will identify your objectives and work toward a favorable settlement. In the event that we cannot achieve a desired outcome, we are prepared to take any case to court.
Our attorneys are particularly attuned and prepared to handle nuanced cases involving medical practitioners and professional practices, valuation of businesses, prenuptial agreements, division of business property, and alimony for dependents with high-income earning spouses.
Our Mesa property division lawyers are experienced with cases involving:
- Investment accounts
- Savings and retirement
- Real estate property
- Family business and professional corporations
- Trusts and personal property
- Hidden assets
- Pension and divorce
- Prenuptial agreements
Taking Action for ‘Marital Waste'
If you are considering divorce or entering the divorce process, you want to protect the marital property to maximize the portion you receive. In the event that your spouse is frivolously spending marital income on gambling, drugs, vacations or other investments not in the best interest of the marriage partnership, you may have a cause of action. "Marital waste" allows you to collect compensation for any spouse who is hiding assets or unfairly spending marital property. We will review your financial position, assess your rights and help you protect your property interests, filing additional claims for compensation, when necessary.
Dispute Resolution in Complex Property Division Cases
Our attorneys are trained in many forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including arbitration, mediation and collaborative law. Combining our legal experience and practice skills, we work to protect the best interests of our clients, while working toward a favorable outcome with minimal cost and impact.
When necessary, we will work with financial planners, advisers and other experts who can assist in uncovering hidden assets, locating offshore accounts or establishing your rights to undisclosed property.
Call Now for a Discreet Legal Consultation
To speak with our Mesa asset protection lawyers, please call (480) 757-0001 or contact us by e-mail. We understand that our clients have busy lives and will make every necessary arrangements to accommodate your schedule.