A commonly accepted definition of high net worth is $1,000,000 or more in liquid assets. The professionals at the Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. possess the experience and skill necessary to ensure that the outcome of your high net worth divorce does justice for you and your family’s future needs.
The divorce of a couple that has a high net worth is necessarily much more complicated than the typical divorce. Many of these divorces involve:
● prenuptial agreements
● hidden assets
● wasted assets
● various types of real estate, including vacation homes
● retirement plans
● stocks and bonds
● various vehicles, including sports and collector cars and boats
● works of art and antiques
● complex property division, including businesses and professional practices
● valuation of all the assets of the estate, at home and abroad
● determination of alimony and child support payments
● tax and other financial consequences of all of the above
Our office will carefully investigate every aspect of the marital estate in order to value it accurately. We will help determine what assets are a part of the estate, and which, if any, are not. We engage in discovery, uncover hidden assets, utilize experts where necessary, and consider your needs and desires for the future in crafting the terms of a divorce decree that will optimally serve you and your family.
We are fully prepared to negotiate a mutually agreeable settlement with your spouse, if that is at all possible. We understand that this outcome will preserve more assets of the marital estate than would litigation. Consequently, we encourage our clients to try to put aside whatever differences have led to the divorce in order to try and reach an amicable agreement outside of court. It is therefore not our policy to “fan the flames” of the dispute, but rather to encourage as much cooperation between the two parties as possible.
Unfortunately, sometimes the emotions which normally accompany divorce are so strong that they hinder the parties from coming to terms. If it appears that an agreement is not initially forthcoming, we will help you reach a decision as to whether to pursue litigation or, alternatively, to enter into a compromise. If in the end the parties cannot ultimately agree on the exact terms of the property settlement, then we are well-prepared to zealously advocate for your position in court.
Our past clients include wealthy individuals from a variety of backgrounds and business enterprises, including sports, entertainment, Fortune 500 companies, other types of business owners as well as those having substantial business interests, or their spouses. We adhere to the highest possible ethical standards as we zealously advocate for your and your children’s best interests, whether in court, or at the negotiating table. Of course, the confidentiality of your case is of the utmost concern to us, and we safeguard all your information with the highest degree of care.
The Law Offices of James S. Cunha, P.A. serve the family law needs of individuals living in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Wellington, Jupiter, Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Martin County. To schedule a consultation, call us at 561-429-3924 or contact us via email at [email protected].