Large Asset Cases in Seattle
Divorces featuring large assets that must be included in negotiations are often complex, so it makes sense to get reliable counsel from experienced Seattle divorce lawyers that have experience with these cases. Your King County divorce attorney will have to work for longer periods of time for each large asset involved in the case. The Seattle family law attorneys at the Washington Family Law Group will help guide you through this process, but keep in mind that reaching a fair settlement should be your primary goal.
Divorce cases involving large marital estates in the Seattle area often require extensive research, artful negotiation, and maybe even aggressive litigation. We realize that you want to protect your finances and assets, because these are things you've worked hard for and offer you a standard of living you're accustomed to.
When handling the details of any Seattle divorce, not only do you want to be treated fairly, but you also need to avoid the pitfalls that could prevent you from reaching your goals. With more than fifty years of legal experience in the region, our Seattle divorce attorneys offer reliable counsel to clients throughout their divorce negotiations.
Depending on your situation, our Washington State divorce lawyers may utilize the professional services of certain industry experts who can place a value your assets, or provide a contrary viewpoint to an opposing expert’s opinion working with your ex-spouse. Our Seattle lawyers may also investigate your ex-spouse's financial history, so that the full extent of their assets can be honestly determined.
Our experienced attorneys will diligently search for assets with value that include stock options, pension funds, real estate, and retirement accounts. Additionally, our Seattle divorce attorneys will look for any other hidden high-value assets, including both interstate and international assets.
If any other issues suddenly require our attention as the divorce process unfolds, the professional Seattle family law attorneys from our law office will ensure that you are receiving reliable legal representation.Property division and the law
Regardless of whether large assets are involved in your divorce, the court seeks to divide them equally between each partner. There is a distinction made between property acquired during a marriage, and property acquired individually before a marriage. There are many variables to consider in this regard, but much of it still applies to large asset cases.
If one partner received an inheritance, that is considered separate property. If one partner receives a gift that is also separate property, unless the gift was made to both partners. If a couple shared finances before they were married and acquired property or other assets, that would likely be considered community property and subject to division.
If one partner buys themselves something with community money, it is considered community property. Sometimes separate and personal property are indistinguishable, so it becomes community property by default.
This information may seem tedious, but it's how attorneys figure out what property is protected from division and what is not. When dealing with large asset cases, these lines are often even more blurred, especially when large amounts of real estate, bank accounts, and priceless family heirlooms are involved.Talk To One Of Our Qualified, Professional Seattle Divorce Lawyers Today
Do have a number of high-value assets and want to pursue divorce proceedings? If so, you probably have a lot of questions about how your high-value assets will be divided. Contact one of our Seattle family law attorneys for a confidential, cost-free consultation today, and get the details you need to make an informed decision.
Our Seattle attorneys offer legal guidance designed to help you settle your large marital asset case with as little headache as possible. We make sure your legal rights are protected, fight for your interests, and use our extensive experience with divorce law to help ensure that your shared assets are divided fairly, as required by law.
Divorces are emotionally draining experiences for everyone involved, but our lawyers will help you navigate this process process with a combination of compassionate counsel, hard work, and a listening ear. Contact one of our Seattle divorce attorneys today and do everything you can to protect the assets you've worked hard to obtain.