Besides the issue of child custody, the issue of property division in a divorce is one of the most tense that people who are getting divorced face. In the instance of a high-asset divorce, the property division process if often complex because of the various types of assets and debts that are present. If you are facing a high-asset divorce, we can help you to learn about the options you have for the property division process.
There are some assets and debts that are fairly easy to divide, especially if you and your ex are in agreement about them. For example, you might want the primary residence and your ex might want the vacation home. That might be an easy solution to the real property. Other issues in a complex high-asset divorce might not be so easy to solve.
The more complex aspects of property division during a high-asset divorce comes when there are investment accounts, stock options, retirement accounts, and businesses to divide. In these cases, it is often necessary to obtain a valuation of the assets and liabilities so that we can work on getting a suitable settlement. The last thing that you need is to be stuck with all the inaccessible or non-performing assets while having to cover a multitude of the debts.
It is crucial that we take the full picture regarding the assets and liabilities into account. Since Massachusetts is an equitable distribution state, we need to get you an equitable settlement instead of trying to ensure that everything is split directly in half.