High Net Worth Divorce in Washington, DC
Washington, DC is a very diverse area in terms of the net worth of its many residents. Due the amount of lucrative financial opportunities in the District, many of our divorce clients have more complex financial considerations than the average client in other jurisdictions. Whether we are helping someone from a family who has been living in upper Northwest for decades, or a client who recently moved into to one of the up-and-coming areas, such as those around Capitol Hill, these clients want to know they have an attorney who has experience dealing with more complex financial matters.
Common Marital Property in High Net Worth Divorce
Parties to a high net worth divorce in Washington, DC will typically have a fairly diverse financial portfolio. With many homes starting at more than a million dollars, it is no surprise that many marital estates contain significant real property assets. We also typically assist clients with business and business property or equity issues, stocks, bonds, and other types of investments, pensions and 401k(k) plans (or 403(b) retirement plans for employees and directors of non-profit organizations), family heirlooms, and other high-value personal property.
Business ownership issues can be extremely complicated in the context of the divorce process. If you own a business with other people, and your share in the business is subject to equitable distribution in Washington, DC divorce proceedings, you want to make sure the domestic relations law firm you entrust to represent you during this difficult time has experience dealing with these situations. You want an attorney who will do everything in his or her power to get you the results you desire, including keeping the business intact, if possible, within the confines of the situation. As you are likely aware, if your spouse is awarded interest in your business, you may have to dissolve the business, and that is likely something you desire to avoid. For this reason, you should discuss your concerns with your divorce attorney in the initial consultation to make sure his or her law firm has the requisite experience to make you feel comfortable.
At DiPietro Family Law Group, we regularly handle cases involving high net worth clients, are familiar with these complex issues, and understand the needs of our clients and what we can do help them get through this difficult process as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Our goal is to not only get you through your divorce with as little stress as possible, we also want make you get through the process financially secure, as well. There are enough things to worry about during this difficult time in your life, and losing everything you have worked for should not be one of them.
It should also be noted that we have relationships with many financial professionals and tax professionals that can assist you during the divorce process, as well, including providing expert testimony when necessary, should the case go to trial.
The family law attorneys at DiPietro Family Law Group have years of experience handling domestic relations cases in jurisdictions across Northern Virginia and Washington, DC and Maryland, Contact us to schedule a consultation.