My husband and I met Adam Stevens and Rita Jackman about 2 years ago. My husband was relieved from his employer, unexpectedly, in March 2012. He had been with his employer for 23 years and had worked his way up to the top position in the company. He was the single source of income for our family of 6. We were living check to check, like most people do, and really at a loss on how we were going to ...

Fort Meyers High Net Worth Divorce Lawyers

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One of the things that can make divorce a long and arduous experience is property division, especially in high net worth divorces. Someone of high net worth is defined as a person that has at least $1 million in liquid assets, which means it can easily be converted to cash. These individuals typically have incredibly complex financial portfolios, which sometimes require the assistance of forensic accountants.

If you need help with a complicated high net worth divorce, don’t hesitate to contact our skilled Fort Meyers attorneys. Call us today to get a case started.

Property Division

Of special consideration in high net worth divorces is property division. Florida has its own rules regarding how assets are divided. Florida is an equitable division state, meaning the property will be divided, if not equally, then at least fairly. Judges will often take the following into consideration:

  • Length of the marriage
  • Each spouse’s economic circumstances
  • Any interruption in either spouse’s career
  • Each spouse’s contribution to the marriage
  • Either spouse’s contribution the educational or career opportunities of the other spouse
  • Each spouse’s contribution to improving marital or nonmarital assets
  • Each spouse’s contribution to acquiring or increasing income
  • Liabilities incurred by either spouse during the marriage
  • Either spouse’s intentional dissipation or destruction of marital assets after filing for divorce or 2 years prior to filing

In a high net worth divorce, the most highly contested matter is often the standard of living during the marriage. This is also considered when determining spousal support. An excellent attorney should be able to defend your position and help you negotiate with your spouse or defend your position in court.

Forensic Accountants

In high net worth divorces, forensic accountants can be extremely helpful in sorting out the complex portfolios of both spouses. Additionally, if either spouse suspects the other spouse is hiding assets, the forensic accountant can follow the money and ferret out any hidden funds. An accountant can also help a couple determine what is marital or separate property.

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If you would like to get a case started, contact our experienced Fort Meyers divorce attorneys. Powell, Jackman, Stevens & Ricciardi, P.A. are skilled representatives who can provide dedicated service. We have more than 54 years of combined legal experience to offer your case. Trust us with your family law issues.

Contact us at (239) 970-6844 or fill out our online form to schedule a case consultation today.

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