Complex Property Division
Family law is often recognized as one of the most complicated practice areas due to the many different types of property owned by spouses. We work with professionals in real estate appraisal, business valuation, and retirement valuation, to assist you with locating, identifying, and valuing property. We also look for creative ways to divide property depending on your plan for your post-divorce life and lifestyle.
Lewis, Passons & Darnell, P.C.’s legal team has years of experience identifying and building a compelling case to protect your future by securing your assets. We will seek out and identify assets owned in more than one state or country; stocks, bonds, and stock options; personal and business real estate property, businesses, and other assets; tax-deferred retirement accounts such as IRAs, 401(k) plans, and pensions; the proper division of patents, copyrights, and other intellectual property; and many other forms of assets.
Sometimes, a spouse will attempt to hide assets by omitting them from the divorce documents. Our experts utilize forensic accounting and very sophisticated methods of tracing assets to ensure all possible means are taken to determine which assets should be properly divided and shared between the divorcing parties. Even if you and your former spouse were not wealthy, there can still be a “rainy day” savings account hidden from the divorce paperwork, and we have the skills and expertise to locate those funds and ensure they are properly divided as part of the divorce.
Of course, occasionally the concern is more with liabilities than assets. Through the same forensic accounting methods that we utilize to determine asset and business valuation, we are able to determine the level of indebtedness the couple has incurred, and fight for favorable or equitable division of those debts.
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