Marietta High Asset Divorce Attorneys
For divorcing parties of significant means, property division can become very complex. When settlement fails, you must have Marietta high asset divorce lawyers who are prepared to litigate high-asset issues in court.
Your complex asset and property distribution should be done right the first time and in a way that preserves and protects your investment in your marriage. At Hill Macdonald, LLC, we work hard to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Our skilled legal team possesses more than 25 years of combined family law experience and backgrounds in business, accounting and finance.
Accurately Identify And Divide Assets – Even Hidden Assets
Couples need to identify assets as marital or premarital property, value them accurately and negotiate the division of assets. In some cases, one spouse may attempt to conceal or wrongly classify assets. Having a skilled and zealous divorce attorney who also has relevant finance experience is critical to the high-asset divorce process. We work hard to first prove assets and then uncover any hidden ones. Frequently, we work closely with certified public accountants and forensic accounting experts who can trace and uncover hidden assets.
High Asset Divorce Attorneys Who Have A Team Of Experts
When a closely held family business is part of a high-asset divorce, property division often becomes even more complicated. Business valuations are not cut-and-dried, since determining a business’s net worth requires the assistance of specially trained accountants and financial experts. We have access to these experts and work effectively with them.
Our clients are very much a part of this process because the outcome will impact their lives for years to come. We know what documents to ask for, including bank statements, deeds, declarations of net worth, corporate financial statements, tax returns and investment records. You should be able to go about your life and work with complete assurance that our team can handle your legal affairs capably.
Maintaining Utmost Discretion
When possible, we keep high-asset divorce settlements low-profile and out of the public eye out of respect for your privacy. Our divorce lawyers not only have experience in these matters but also represent clients aggressively and creatively to provide working solutions. Our cases have involved respected politicians, professionals and athletes.
Do You Have Questions For Us?
Going through a divorce means you likely have a variety of questions that need answering. Our knowledgeable and caring attorneys can provide the information you need. You can take a look at the answers that we have provided to some of our clients’ most frequently asked questions.
How do Marietta courts divide marital assets?
Georgia is an equitable property state. This means that the court will divide marital assets and property fairly, but not necessarily 50-50. The decision relies on many factors, including the length of the marriage, each partner’s contribution to the marital assets and each partner’s separate assets.
What are the exceptions to marital property?
Generally, marital property encompasses all assets acquired after the marriage. However, there are a few assets that remain separate:
- Gifts from parties other than your spouse
- Any assets that both spouses agree are separate property
Determining marital assets versus separate assets is often hotly contested and may require a lawyer.
What are my options for divorce methods?
You can consider the following options for handling your divorce:
- Private negotiation: You and your spouse privately reach an agreement on major issues.
- Mediation: You and your spouse sit down with a neutral mediator who helps you reach an agreement.
- Litigation: You and your spouse appear before a judge who issues a divorce order.
The first two methods grant you more control. If they do not work, you may need to consider litigation.
Contact Us For A Free Divorce Consultation
Call our Marietta family law office toll-free at 770-679-2177 or send us an email to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced high asset divorce attorneys. We provide evening and weekend appointments by request. We respond promptly to all messages we receive.