Divorces are rarely simple, especially when a significant amount of assets are involved. Retirement plans, stocks and real estate investments can add a layer of complexity to a divorce. Whether you were the breadwinner or relied on your spouse financially, invest in an experienced high-asset divorce attorney focused on protecting your best interests.
Handling Complex Property Division Matters for 25 Years
At the law offices of Robert D. Paulbeck, Attorney at Law, this has been our focus for years. Wayne County high-asset divorce attorney, Robert Paulbeck, has more than 25 years of experience handling complex divorces throughout southeast Michigan. He has access to financial experts, including forensic accountants. He works with them to trace how assets and debts were handled during a marriage, while determining the value of a marital estate. Mr. Paulbeck is committed to helping you maintain an equitable share of the property.
When financial interests are on the line, emotions can quickly escalate. Contact our family law firm in Trenton, Michigan, to learn how we can protect what you have at stake without adding fire to a potentially contentious situation.
Seeking an Equitable Distribution of Marital Property
In Michigan, divorcing parties are entitled to an equitable share of the marital property. This is not necessarily a 50-50 split since certain assets such as the primary residence cannot be split down the middle. Instead, each party is entitled to start the next chapter of his or her life with property equaling the same value. Determining the value of a martial estate can be especially complicated, depending on how assets and debts were handled during a marriage. An experienced divorce attorney can make all the difference in making sure all of the assets included in a complex divorce are accounted for such as:
- Investment accounts
- IRAs, Roth IRA, 401(k) and pension plans
- Real estate investments
- Shares from closely held businesses and stocks
Part of our focus is to understand how you and your spouse managed assets during your marriage. For example, if your estranged spouse made a significant amount of money professionally before getting married, you would be entitled to an equitable share of the money, if the money was commingled with the rest of the marital estate. Every high-asset divorce is highly complicated. We will review your financial records to understand what property needs to be distributed equitably as part of your divorce.
A key part of our focus will also be to understand the value of your marital property. If you owned a family business, our legal team will conduct a business valuation to calculate how much your business is worth. We offer a comprehensive approach to help ensure you obtain an equitable share of the marital property, whether you were the wage earner or depended on your spouse financially.
Contact a Skilled Complex Property Division Attorney in Trenton
If you will be splitting your retirement plan, you will likely need to have a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO). Divorce lawyer Robert Paulbeck has extensive experience handling QDROs and other complex aspects of high-asset divorces. Contact his family law firm in Trenton, Michigan, to learn how he can protect your financial interests during a free initial consultation.