High-Net Worth Divorce Attorneys Chester, NJ
Morristown Law Office Serving Clients in Chester, Mendham, Morris, Harding, and the Surrounding Areas
One of the most difficult aspects of any Morris County divorce is the question of property valuation and division. The process of determining which assets are separate and which belong to the marital estate, valuing those assets, and then distributing them equitably is a very complex process, requiring both experience and legal knowledge. Doing the same thing for a high-net worth couple requires more than just experience and legal knowledge however, it requires extreme dedication to asset division law, a willingness to spend long-hours properly considering both the long term and short term impacts any settlement may have, and an intimate understanding of both legal and financial law.
At the Morristown, NJ Law Office of Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Bradley, our family law team has all of the skills necessary to successfully resolving high-net worth divorces. We have helped many clients in Morris, Chester, Harding and neighboring areas to value and divide complex assets such as real-estate holdings, businesses and partnerships, investments and stock options, retirement accounts, antiques, collectibles, art, and family heirlooms and jewelry. When you hire our law team to protect your assets and holdings, you can rest assured that you are hiring highly skilled professionals who will consider every possible option and take the legal and financial actions necessary to ensuring your interests and future are secure.
Determining Marital and Separate Property in NJ High-Net Worth Divorces
The first step to properly dividing a high-net worth marriage’s assets is determining which assets are part of the marital estate and which assets are to be considered separate. There is a lot of room for negotiation when it comes to businesses which were owned prior to the marriage and then later contributed to by the other party in the marriage, inheritances and trusts, and expected future earnings and potential bonuses. It is critical that you retain expert Morris County asset division representation to dissect financial documents, prenuptial agreements, and all information relating to contributions to the marital estate in order to properly determine which assets are to be equitably distributed and which assets are strictly the property of one individual.
Mendham Complex Property Valuation and Division Lawyers Protect Your Financial Future
Once the entirety of the martial estate has been determined, it must now be divided according to New Jersey equitable distribution laws. It is important to keep in mind that equitable does not mean equal, it means “fair”. A “fair” settlement allows for a great deal of interpretation and negotiation, and is one of the reasons equitable distribution can be so complex. Each party may have their own idea of what assets are important to them, and may be willing to take a smaller overall portion of the marriage’s assets in order to secure the specific assets important to them.
Our high-net worth asset division attorneys understand how to value complex assets both financially and sentimentally, and how to negotiate for the property division settlement you deserve while ensuring any agreement is equitable in the eyes of the law. We have experience valuing and dividing complex marital assets such as:
- Business Arrangements including partnerships, deferred compensation, and stock options
- Real Estate Holdings such as multiple residences, vacation homes, and commercial properties
- Retirement Accounts such as 401ks, pensions, and benefits
- Stocks, Bonds, and Investment Properties
- Complex Tax Structuring and Planning
- Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
All of the above require thorough review, expert consultation, and careful consideration in order to ensure your rights and future are protected.
Contact Our Harding, NJ High-Net Worth Divorce Law Team Today
The Law Office of Laufer, Dalena, Cadicina, Jensen & Bradley features a highly accoladed team of family lawyers. Many of our lawyers have been nominated the the Super Lawyers List as it relates to family law, with our founding partner William M. Laufer having earned this nomination every year since 2005. For a complete list of our highly rated family law attorneys and their years of inclusion to the Super Lawyers list please view the section below or our attorney profiles.
If you are a high-net worth individual considering or going through a divorce, look no further for an attorney who will expertly and carefully handle your case. Having helped many clients across Harding, Chatham, Chester, and Menham, our high-net worth divorce attorneys have the experience, dedication, and resolve you need to effectively protecting your complex assets and financial future. To speak with one of our attorneys in a confidential consultation today, please contact us online or through our Morristown office at 973-975-0441.