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Divorce Involving A Closely Held Business Or Other Complex Assets

Beyond the stress and upheaval, divorce can be legally and financially complicated. If your estate includes business interests, real estate holdings, stock options or other complex assets, you will need creative solutions to divide the marital interest in a fair and practical way.

The divorce lawyers of Jasne & Florio, L.L.P., have experience sorting out business valuations and other complex property division. We represent many professionals, executives, business owners and others with substantial assets, or their counterparts, whether a stay-home spouse or a high earner in their own right. Our White Plains firm handles divorce negotiations and litigation in the Westchester County family courts.

Untangling The Knots Of The Marital Estate

If you have been married any length of time, the wealth that you accumulated together is subject to equitable distribution. Our lawyers, along with our in-house CPA, have the knowledge and experience to address complex asset division and associated issues, including:

  • Retirement accounts and the QDRO (qualified domestic relations order)
  • Business valuations and offsets for the marital share
  • The marital residence and home equity
  • Vacation or investment properties
  • Deferred compensation, stocks and investments
  • Separate property owned prior to marriage
  • Validity of prenuptial or postmarital agreements
  • Attempts to hide or transfer assets

Business Valuation And Disposition Of The Business

A closely held business or professional practice may become the central issue in divorce. All or part of that business is a marital asset, and putting a dollar value on the asset can be contentious. We work with business valuation experts to arrive at a figure, through agreement or contested proceedings. Then we work with the parties to figure out how to compensate the spouse for his or her share of the business. This might be in the form of keeping the house, a lump sum payment, ongoing alimony or a larger share of the retirement funds. Our goal is to protect the business or practice from the fallout of divorce.

We understand that the stakes are high. We help you move forward while protecting your business and financial interests. No case is too big or too complex. Contact us online or call our office at 914-368-7236 or toll free at 888-881-7321. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

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