Plano Area High Asset Divorce Lawyers
Most divorces have some amount of disagreement that must be negotiated, mediated, or litigated. When a divorce involves high-value assets, however, it can be extremely complicated. Choosing an attorney who is experienced in handling these challenging divorces can make a significant difference in the outcome of your divorce. At Carpenter & Associates, we know how to successfully resolve high-asset divorces in a manner that benefits our clients’ interests. We are committed to protecting our clients and their financial futures. We closely scrutinize high net worth divorces and work with a network of forensic accounting experts to accurately value all assets involved. Our services are beneficial to anyone facing a high-asset divorce, including:
- Professionals such as physicians and attorneys
- Members of closely held companies
- Stockholders of multigenerational companies
- Business developers
- Banking executives
- High-tech employees and executives
A Firm with the Resources to Handle All High-Asset Divorces
We offer tremendous experience in high-asset divorce cases that involve complex property and debt division issues, including:
- Business valuations and division, including closely held companies
- Valuation and division of unusual assets like intellectual property
- Real property valuations and division
- Separate property disputes requiring tracing
- High-earner child support disputes
- Self-employment income that may vary, unlike a salary
- Division of retirement accounts and benefits
- Division of investment assets, including stock options
- Valuation and division of valuable assets such as jewelry, trusts, artwork, and livestock
- At Carpenter & Associates PC, our DFW Family Lawyers take pride in always providing personalized legal services of the highest quality.
Community Property and High Net Worth Divorce in Texas
In Texas, marital property is considered community property. Consequently, if you get divorced in Texas, any asset that is acquired during the marriage is fair game to be divided. A case can be made for certain assets to be considered separate property, however. If, for example, an inheritance is received during the marriage, that could be declared separate property. Depending on the circumstances, the classification of an asset as either community property or separate property may be more in your financial interests. Our DFW Divorce Lawyers are experienced in negotiating and litigating these issues and effectively advocating for our clients’ interests.
In most high asset divorce cases, one party seeks the appointment of a receiver. While it may seem scary to have someone take control of your property, a receiver is responsible for protecting the property from being sold or transferred during the pendency of your case. In certain situations, a receiver is necessary; however, there must be a showing of imminent harm to the marital property before they’re appointed. Our staff at Carpenter & Associates is well-versed in receivership law, so whether you want one appointed or want to fight the appointment, you can trust that we have your back.