Experience matters when you’re trying to dissolve a high net worth divorce. You need lawyers who with a deep understanding of family law if you’re going to get the sophisticated legal solutions you will require to successfully divide your assets and settle issues such as spousal support.
Turn to Merchant Law if you want the peace of mind that comes from partnering with a lawyer who has decades of experience in this practice. We will fight hard and come up with sound legal strategies that help you protect your lifestyle. We provide you with strategies that will help you protect the fortune you’ve worked so hard to build.
What makes a high net worth divorce different?
High net worth couples tend to have complex asset profiles. Some even have assets out of province, in the US, or overseas. Some property isn’t easy to liquidate, or stand to lose value if the settlement is crafted the wrong way. In addition, there are always tax concerns to navigate.
In many cases these divorces are a lot longer and more expensive. There is a lot more at stake, and some high net worth divorces turn contentious. They don’t have to, and it’s better for both parties if they don’t, but there’s no denying it happens.
The process usually requires lawyers to partner with other experts, such as business valuation professionals, tax professionals, and financial advisors. Negotiations are both fierce and sophisticated. The negotiation process tends to take creativity and flexibility. That’s why it’s so important to work with a lawyer who is experienced in handling divorces like yours.
Does Merchant Law offer collaborative divorce?
Yes. Our lawyers have been thoroughly educated in the collaborative divorce process and are qualified to offer this service.
Collaborative divorce is a smart option, and it’s become a popular one with high net worth clients who wish to keep the divorce process cost-effective by agreeing to keep it businesslike. Both sides commit to settling out of court and sign an agreement to that effect. They then make a serious effort at negotiating a settlement that’s fair to both parties.
What happens if my spouse hides assets?
If you suspect your spouse may be hiding assets we can retain an expert forensic accountant to help you find the money. If you can prove your spouse hid assets the courts will often take whatever the spouse tried to hide and will give it to the spouse they tried to hide it from. The judge may sanction your spouse in other ways as well.
Of course, it goes without saying that you should avoid hiding assets, too.
Rest assured, if your spouse is trying to hide money we’ll make sure it gets found. There are few schemes we haven’t seen, and we have a trustworthy base of partnerships that can help us prove bad faith when we find it.
Why Merchant Law?
Our lawyers have managed hundreds of high net worth divorces for clients throughout the Langley area. We are tough negotiators and fierce litigators who won’t let you down. We’re focused on one thing: protecting your interests during this stressful, emotional process.
To get started, call (604) 535-7777 to set an appointment, or visit our office at 63337 198 St #101, Langley City, BC.