When it comes to the division of high-asset property in family law, it's absolutely key to partner with a Rhode Island property division attorney who has a reputation for success. When it comes to finding assets, a lawyer has to know how to navigate what might be a quagmire of different corporations, business holdings, properties and investments. It's one thing to know that a case is a high-asset divorce, but it's another thing entirely to know how to undertake the research that is necessary for comprehensive discovery.
Failure to properly scrutinize a trust and associated documents as well as corporate holdings can result in a completely skewed outcome for involved parties. It's critical for attorneys to value the assets and protect investments, businesses, property, alimony, child support and maintenance.
To get the answers you need to your complex property division questions, reach out to Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum online. You may also call our Cranston lawyers at 888-591-9976.
Thorough Divorce Preparation in Providence and Beyond
At Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum, we put an extreme emphasis on scrutiny and discovery. With more than 80 years of legal history in Rhode Island, we're ready to put our experience to work for you to ensure the most equitable outcome in your case. When high-asset clients come to us we're often able to give guidance as to the optimal strategies.
We provide the likelihood of outcomes if advice is followed and move forward with the ideal strategy. Many attorneys aren't versed in the specificity of discovery in high-asset divorce cases, but because we've been dealing with these cases for decades (in addition to our focus on probate litigation) we provide a comprehensive understanding of this domain of law.
Finding Hidden Assets
When the other side is attempting to hide significant assets, your property division settlement can be greatly affected. Our Cranston team is skilled at digging into bank accounts, financial records and other assets in order to find everything that needs to be divided in order to ensure that a fair agreement is reached.
In order to protect your best interests during your divorce, it is imperative to consult with a team who has helped individuals in similar situations as your own. We have worked with numerous clients who have had very complex asset division problems. Because of this, we have grown our network of experts who we consult with in order to ensure investigations and research are professionally handled with the utmost attention to detail.
A Cranston Family Law Firm With a History of Successful Results
One example of our results:
Stephenson v. Stephenson, 811 A.2d 1138 (RI 2002)
We represented the husband in a divorce action. During the marriage, at the persistence of the wife, the husband added her name to a number of his banking and investment accounts that he had acquired prior to the marriage. In the divorce action, the trial judge found that those accounts to which the husband added the wife's name were marital. On appeal, this office victoriously argued that the husband's property had not transmuted into marital property and established that the wife was added to the accounts as a matter of convenience. The marital estate, accordingly, was reduced by the amount contained in those accounts. The husband maintained his premarital property.
Call for a Consultation With a Business Valuation Attorney
If you are getting a divorce and own a business or other complex assets, it is important to have experienced legal representation in your corner. Contact our Rhode Island property division lawyers online or call 888-591-9976 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your situation.