Over the course of your marriage, you and/or your spouse may have amassed significant investment accounts, retirement accounts, real property, valuable art or antiques, or other assets. Either you or your spouse may have received substantial gifts or significant assets from an inheritance or one of you may be the beneficiary of a trust. During divorce proceedings, the court has authority to order a division of all assets that are categorized as marital property by the court.
If you are involved in a high-asset divorce, you should obtain an attorney with the resources and capacity to tackle any complex issue that could arise. At Jensen & Leiberan, we have experience handling high-asset divorce cases. We will work with you to protect your financial interests and to make sure that all necessary documentation and other information is gathered to help ensure a fair resolution of your case.
Advocating for Your Rights and Interests in Property and Asset Division
If you have a high-asset divorce, you need an attorney that is experienced in working with business appraisers, tax professionals, financial advisors, real property appraisers and other professionals who may need to be involved in your case. It is important that time is taken to gather all documents and information needed to accurately value each asset, to ensure a fair distribution of marital property in your case. High-asset divorce cases can be highly complex and may require your attorney to have ample knowledge of business valuation and potential tax consequences.
Spousal Support and Child Support in a High-Asset Divorce
In addition to dealing with issues relating to division of assets and property, many individuals dealing with high-asset divorces will have to deal with issues relating to child support and/or spousal support. Especially in cases where the parties are dissolving a long-term marriage, one party may be seeking substantial amounts of spousal support. Whether you are seeking spousal support or whether you may be paying spousal support to your former spouse, you should seek legal advice from an experienced attorney to make sure that you know your rights and obligations.
The attorneys at Jensen & Leiberan have experience in negotiating spousal support settlements in high-assets cases, and in taking such cases to trial if the parties cannot negotiate a settlement. Our attorneys can provide you with legal advice and assist you in gathering the information that you need to effectively resolve the support issues in your case.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding high-asset divorce in Oregon or Washington, please contact us online or call 503-446-2521 at our Portland law office.