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Complex Property Division And Business Considerations

High-asset divorces are not inherently more contentious, but they are more complex. If you enter negotiations with a flexible mindset and a clear understanding of your joint estate, an experienced attorney can help you protect your interests while avoiding the expense and public exposure of litigation.

The Law Offices of Harris & Literski represents high net worth clients in divorce and property division. Our clients range from professionals and business owners to corporate executives and GM pensioners who have accumulated significant wealth during their marriages.

Negotiation And Litigation Of High-Income Divorce

Our Brighton firm has represented many high earners (and their lesser-earning spouses) in Livingston County, Ann Arbor and surrounding areas. Our lawyers have decades of collective experience dealing with the complexities and special considerations in these cases, including:

  • Valuation of a professional practice or closely held business
  • Determining income of a self-employed spouse
  • Second homes or real estate holdings
  • Substantial inheritances received during marriage
  • Significant retirement assets
  • Stock options or executive perks
  • Undisclosed assets or income
  • Discretion (via mediation or confidentiality agreements)
  • Grounds for divorce as a factor in property division
  • Validity of a prenuptial agreement

It may be necessary to litigate disputes over valuation, separate property or hidden assets with the assistance of business valuation specialists, appraisers, forensic accountants and other experts. Once everything is on the table, there are numerous ways to structure a settlement that is mutually agreeable to both parties. For example, one party may retain full interest in his or her business in exchange for relinquishing the house or a bigger share of the retirement portfolio.

Sophisticated Counsel For Complex Issues

Contact us to arrange a free consultation with our Brighton high-asset divorce attorneys. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.