How a High Asset Divorce Attorney Can Help You
Divorce is never an easy experience. However, because of the value at stake, a high asset divorce can become especially complicated. It is essential to hire an attorney with vast experience in these cases to make certain that your best interests are protected. With years of experience practicing family law, esteemed Austin, TX-based high asset divorce attorney Ryan S. Dougay can help you navigate the complexities and challenges in your high asset divorce.
The Complexities of a High Asset Divorce
Property division is a very large hurdle to overcome during a high-asset divorce. You might think that if property is in your name, you are able to keep it no matter what. Unfortunately, the issue is far more complicated than that. In Texas, property division operates on the presumption that all property is community property unless proven otherwise. Separate property, under Texas law, refers to property acquired prior to marriage or during marriage by gift or inheritance. Appraising and dividing high net worth estates can prove challenging. Attorney Dougay will apply his in-depth knowledge of business management to locate and properly value domestic and foreign assets, including:
- Publicly and privately held companies
- Stock options
- Employee benefit plans
- Domestic and foreign real estate
- Retirement accounts and pensions
- Capital gains
- Interest income
- Professional partnerships
- Money market accounts
- Intellectual property
Our team can work with experts and financial analysts to carefully examine all income and assets to protect your financial future.
Alimony and Spousal Support
Spousal maintenance, otherwise known as alimony, is another crucial consideration. Typically, these arrangements ensure the lower earner in the marriage will be able to maintain the lifestyle they had enjoyed while married. Factors influencing spousal maintenance include the duration of marriage, standard of living during marriage, income and earning capacity of each spouse, and age of each spouse
The Role of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
When you get married, it is assumed that all property acquired by either spouse is community property. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are vital in high asset relationships because they allow spouses to keep their finances separate and define who gets what in a divorce. Prenuptial agreements are made before marriage, whereas postnuptial agreements are made during.
Attorney Ryan S. Dougay can protect your interests and help you keep what is yours and keep the process away from the public eye.
The Importance of Hiring a High Asset Divorce Lawyer
If you earn a substantial income in an executive role or have accumulated significant net worth in another way, it is imperative that you hire a qualified and experienced high asset divorce lawyer. Attorney Dougay will establish ownership of separate properties and obtain asset valuations that reflect the current market. Our team will review prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and ensure that both parties provide full disclosure of marital property. Attorney Dougay on your side, you can defend your interests in negotiation and litigation.
Protect Your Wealth and Privacy
During divorce, it is critical that you hire a skilled attorney to protect your lifestyle and maintain your privacy. Attorney Ryan S. Dougay can protect your interests and help you keep what is yours and keep the process away from the public eye. To find out more, reach out online or call (512) 469-0811 today.
"Ryan helped me through my divorce and complicated property division. He was great at explaining the process to me and explaining anything that I did not understand. He and his staff were always very helpful and understanding and I couldn’t have chosen a more qualified, competent lawyer to handle my case."Amanda - Satisfied Client