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The divorce process is often an emotional experience, so it is important to have a knowledgeable and experienced divorce attorney on your side to help you achieve a fresh start. High net worth divorces, in particular, must be handled with skill to prevent one spouse from taking the assets that have been amassed during the marriage. At the Troy J. Leavitt Law Firm, LLC, Missouri divorce attorney Troy Leavitt provides comprehensive legal representation to help you navigate the complex legal system and achieve the best possible results. Whether you have questions about how a potential divorce may impact your finances, or are already embroiled in a contentious legal battle, we are here to guide you through the process from start to finish.
One of the primary areas of concern during the divorce process is how property and assets are to be distributed between spouses. Under Missouri law, property must be divided in an equitable fashion. Equitable does not necessarily mean equal, rather the distribution must be considered fair after analyzing a large number of different factors such as the duration of the marriage and each spouse’s contribution during the marriage among many others.
There are many different types of assets that may at stake in a high asset divorce including:
It is important that assets are fully disclosed and accurately valued to ensure the distribution is equitable. Our divorce lawyer works diligently to fully investigate the status of all marital and separate property to help you secure the full and fair results you deserve.
Disagreements over who-gets-what during divorce are one of the reasons so many high asset divorces are costly and time-consuming. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are one of the best ways to reduce the need for contentious litigation. A validly executed premarital agreement allows each party to designate separate property while also making sound decisions for the future without the added emotions that often come into play during a divorce. Asset valuation is an integral part of establishing a fair and equitable agreement. We work hard to help you understand your rights and develop a practical plan that works for you with an eye on your financial future.
The decision to end a marriage is rarely an easy one and often comes with feelings of sadness, anger and confusion about the future. At theTroy J. Leavitt Law Firm, LLC our goal is to put you in the best possible position and limit the financial repercussions associated with high net worth divorce. We represent clients throughout the greater Kansas City area, including Blue Springs, Grain Valley and Lee’s Summit. To schedule an appointment to discuss your options, call us at (816)228-6000 or contact us online.