Complex Property Division

While any divorce is difficult, those divorces involving significant assets and high net worth individuals can become complex very quickly. If you are in a high net worth divorce or have significant assets, you will be forced to divide with your spouse, it is important to protect your rights at the outset. Christine K. Lincoln is an experienced attorney who will take the time to understand your unique concerns and appropriately protect your interest in:

  • Retirement accounts
  • IRA’s
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Family businesses
  • Professional corporations
  • Hidden accounts
  • Real estate
  • Asset division
  • Debt Division
  • Tax consequences associated with property division

There are many strategies used to protect high net worth clients. If you and your spouse currently own a business, you may want to hire a business appraiser to determine the value so that you receive the fair share you are entitled to. We will also use experts, including forensic accountants, who are trained in tracing property and appropriate valuations at the time of divorce.  Tax consequences are also evaluated in any property division.

Texas is a community property state meaning that any property acquired during the marriage is considered “community” and must be divided in a “just and right manner” at the time of divorce. “Separate property” is property obtained prior to marriage or property obtained during marriage from inheritance or gift. If you want to protect your separate property, it is important to work with an experienced attorney who can effectively prove that you owned property prior to the marriage or that you received it as a gift or inheritance.

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