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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 Myers 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.

Talk to Our Experienced Attorneys

If you would like to get a case started, contact our experienced Fort Myers 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.

Meet Our Attorneys

  • William M. Powell, Esq.
    William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
  • Rita M. Jackman
    Rita M. Jackman Partner
  • Adam J. Stevens
    Adam J. Stevens Partner
  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
  • Jorge Santana
    Jorge Santana Partner
  • William M. Powell, Esq. Partner
    William M. Powell, Esq.

    Although William M. Powell, Esq. is well-versed in a variety of legal matters and case types, he has built a strong reputation through his focus on personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Your Advocates are proud to have him as a member of our law firm. He shares our passion for helping people in need and prioritizes our clients’ needs. Read More

  • Rita M. Jackman Partner
    Rita M. Jackman

    Ms. Jackman’s unwavering ambition and leadership has provided clients and will provide her future clients a star in this profession. Ms. Jackman is a relentless researcher and preparer who handles her client tasks with a tremendous amount of preparation and thought. Ms. Jackman was born and raised in Cape Coral, Florida which has worked to benefits her practice and the clients that she serves. Read More

  • Adam J. Stevens Partner
    Adam J. Stevens

    Mr. Stevens has found his niche by becoming a litigation attorney and understands that communication between an attorney and client are paramount to obtaining favorable results. Mr. Stevens is known for taking on any and all types of cases no matter how difficult or routine they may be. Mr. Stevens is known as an aggressive attorney, though at the same time understands that some cases require a more patience to ensure a favorable result. Mr. Stevens does not shy away from challenging legal issues and has litigated complex matters against municipalities, international unions, large banking institutions, and several insurance companies. Read More

  • Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr. Partner
    Richard M. Ricciardi, Jr.

    His experience in litigation provides him the ability to identify and isolate potential areas of conflict and effectively counsel clients around potential pitfalls. Mr. Ricciardi believes that proper estate planning, real estate counsel, and business planning are areas of importance to everyone. Protecting and dispensing clients' various interests, assets, and lifetime earnings can make the difference between a comfortable retirement and wasting thousands of dollars in assets and earnings. Specialized knowledge, experience and attention to detail in these areas is therefore critically important. Read More

  • Jorge Santana Partner
    Jorge Santana

    Attorney Jorge J. Santana, Jr. is an American born Cuban-American, fluent in both English and Spanish. Jorge left Miami to join us here in beautiful and peaceful Fort Myers, Florida in March 2015. He has an extreme love for the law, which is only overshadowed by his desire to help all those in need. His reputation for fairness, hard work and honesty is respected by all his clients and attorneys. Read More

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