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High Asset Divorce

High profile and high net worth clients have unique concerns in divorce. The financial stakes are higher and the legal issues are more complex. The high-asset divorce attorneys in Santa Monica at Trabolsi & Levy, LLP have a sophisticated understanding of the legal and financial issues in high-asset divorces, as well as our clients’ need for confidentiality. Our firm brings significant experience in divorce litigation, negotiation, settlement, and alternative dispute resolution.

Trabolsi & Levy, LLP regularly represents business owners, business executives, professionals, athletes, entertainers and other high net worth individuals. We also represent many spouses of high earners who need sophisticated representation to ensure that they are treated fairly in divorce and the division of the marital estate. Our high-asset divorce attorneys in Santa Monica have handled every facet of complex property division and high-asset divorce and we are attuned to the special considerations of our high net worth clientele:

  • Privacy concerns
  • Complex issues in property division
  • Marital property versus separate property
  • Ownership stake in a business
  • Protecting a closely held business
  • Professional practice
  • Intellectual property rights
  • High-value homes
  • Second homes or property outside of California
  • Home appraisal
  • Stock options, retirement plans, and other deferred compensation
  • Severance packages
  • Marital and business debts
  • Tax implications and asset protection
  • Hidden assets, offshore accounts, and unreported income
  • Prenuptial/postnuptial agreements
  • Child support guideline deviations
  • Parenting plans, custody and visitation
  • Spousal Support

 

We understand that confidentiality is a primary concern when you hire a high-asset divorce attorney in Santa Monica, especially details about income, assets, financial support, and other terms of the divorce decree. Engaging in litigation must be weighed against privacy concerns. At Trabolsi & Levy, LLP, we use our knowledge of the law and the local courts to give clients a realistic picture of the costs and public exposure of divorce litigation, as well as the likely outcome at trial. From that educated assessment, we help devise a strategy for a fair and practical resolution of your case. In and out of court, we provide high-earning clients with sophisticated strategies and creative solutions to resolve divorce in the most equitable, efficient and discreet manner possible.

California is a community property state, meaning that both spouses are entitled to an equal share of the community property assets in divorce. However, splitting the estate in half can be easier said than done. There are many complicating factors, especially for business owners, corporate executives, professionals and other high net worth individuals. Securing your fair share without a protracted legal battle requires knowledge, strategy and creativity. We provide clients with information and workable options to settle even high conflict and high profile disputes over marital property.

We are particularly attuned to considerations for business ownership. We understand that the goodwill of the company must be protected. Does the business entity need its own legal representation? What is the present value and potential profitability? Are there noncompete or confidentiality agreements? What is the value of undeveloped intellectual property? What trade-offs will compensate the spouse for equity in the business?

Accurate valuations of assets and accurate income figures are absolutely crucial to a fair result in property division, child support and alimony. Our Santa Monica high-asset divorce attorneys draw on a wide network of experts, including real estate appraisers, business valuation specialists, forensic accountants and other experts as needed to position our clients for a favorable outcome. We are always prepared to fully represent our client’s interests and litigate when necessary, but we strive to reach an out-of-court consensus on what the estate is worth as foundation for a fair, practical and efficient split of the community estate.