Complex Property Division
Identifying, dividing and valuing marital property can be one of the most complicated parts of a divorce. This is especially true in complex divorces where the parties have many assets, or divorces where at least one spouse has a high net worth or owns several businesses. Although every divorce is unique, there are sources of conflict common to many of the high asset divorce cases. Ms. Setzer has an MBA and has dealt with cases that include both dividing and valuing the following:
- Businesses and professional practices
- Real estate investment properties
- Overseas investments and assets, joint ventures, partnerships, and other business interests
- Stock portfolios, stock options, securities and other investment accounts
- Patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights such as royalty income
- Trusts with complicated tax implications related to asset transfers
- Self-employment and independent contractor income
- Unique personal assets, such as jewelry, artwork, and cars
- Tracing of co-mingled assets and investments such as premarital assets and inheritances
- Employee benefits (options, deferred compensation, etc.)
- Pensions, IRA, 401K retirement plans
- Hidden assets
A divorce that includes complex property division requires professionals that have a strong background in this area. In addition to our expertise in complex property division, we have established relationships with other professionals such as tax attorneys, certified divorce financial analysts, CPA’s, financial planners, forensic accountants and appraisers.
Setzer Family Law understands the issues of asset identification, characterization and valuation which often arise in complex property division cases. Together, we can determine how to proceed to protect your rights, goals and best interests.