Miami-Dade High Net Worth Divorce Attorneys
Handling High-Asset Divorces with Care & Precision
In theory, a high net worth divorce should be no different than a low- or mid-income divorce. The same laws apply to every divorce regardless of socioeconomic background. That said, couples with substantial income or large estates often face unique challenges when filing for divorce. Property division, child support, and alimony can be points of contention between divorcing spouses who share considerable assets.
If you and your spouse have a considerable estate, you will undoubtedly want to protect your portion of it and walk away from the marriage with your fair share of the marital property. At Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa, we have decades of combined experience representing high-income clients in their divorces. Our high net worth divorce attorneys in Miami-Dade County understand the unique needs, goals, and interests of clients like you. Safeguard the wealth and assets you have worked hard to amass by retaining our team of professionals based in Coral Gables.
Marital vs. Separate (Non-Marital) Property
The first step in any property division case is to determine what is separate (non-marital) property and what is marital property. Non-marital property is anything that you or your spouse acquired before the marriage, or anything you inherited or received as a gift during the marriage. Anything you received during the marriage – other than certain gifts and inheritances – is considered marital property and will be subject to division during your divorce.
One asset that can be difficult to assign as either separate or marital is a business. For example, say you started a business before you got married. Though this is technically your property, your spouse may have a valid claim to a certain share of the business if the business increased in value during the marriage. Our attorneys have helped numerous business owners and spouses claiming interest in businesses, navigate this complex matter.
Dividing Property in a High Net Worth Divorce
When your property is worth so much, properly valuing every asset is vital to ensure that property is divided fairly. At Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa, we take great care to uncover and then assign an accurate value to every asset and every debt. Our high net worth divorce lawyers in Miami-Dade work closely with outside experts – such as CPAs, financial planners, and investigators – to facilitate this process.
During this discovery process, we’ll uncover and value assets such as:
- Retirement accounts
- Vehicles and boats
- Real property
- Liquid assets
Our goal is to fairly divide your property through less time-consuming and mostly means, like mediation. If we can successfully negotiate an agreement that reflects your best interests, we will. If we feel unable to arrive at a favorable property division agreement through negotiation, we are ready to take any case to the courtroom.
Alimony & Child Support in High Net Worth Cases
Spousal and child support are points of contention in any divorce, but especially so in high net worth cases. Each spouse’s income and finances will play a role in determining child support and alimony orders.
Alimony is intended to help a lower-earning spouse become self-sufficient after a divorce. Whether an award of alimony is applicable in a high net worth case in which the spouses divide substantial assets enabling them to earn investment income to contribute to their needs, requires in-depth analysis. The experienced lawyers at Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa will help you navigate these claims.
Child support is vital to support the children of a divorcing couple. It is intended to provide for their basic needs, including food, shelter, health care, and more.
Whether you are the spouse seeking these support payments or being asked to pay them, our high net worth divorce lawyers in Miami-Dade understand your unique circumstances as a high earner and know how to successfully handle your case. We’ll make sure you do not overpay or under-receive in support payments.
Call Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa Today
If you are looking for a lawyer who understands your needs and goals as a high net worth client, choose Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa. Our attorneys bring decades of combined experience to every case and take the time to personalize their services to each client’s distinct circumstances.
Schedule an initial consultation with us today by calling (305) 853-9161.
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