Claremont Executive Divorce Attorneys
Family Lawyers Experienced in High-Profile, High Net Worth Cases
Divorce is an emotionally charged, complicated affair at the best of times. When one or both parties are highly compensated corporate executives, the matter becomes even more sensitive and complex. Executives and their spouses need support from a seasoned family law firm with experience handling the unique challenges and complications that arise in high asset divorces.
At Blasser Law, our qualified and dedicated Claremont executive divorce lawyers are prepared to handle high-value divorces involving corporate executives, high visibility parties, and individuals otherwise facing high-asset issues. We understand the complicated interaction between family law, business law, and corporate finance, as well as the privacy and publicity concerns that corporate executive divorces can raise. The seasoned California executive divorce attorneys at Blasser Law will work with you from day one to protect your privacy, your property, your family, and your business.
Executive Divorces Involve Complex Assets
Divorce in California involves the division of community property between the parties. In a typical divorce, these assets are relatively easy to identify and, where necessary, value: bank accounts, vehicles, the family home, etc. Executives and other highly compensated individuals are likely to have a variety of additional assets that are much more complex to value and, in turn, much more difficult to divide. Examples of assets likely to arise in an executive divorce include:
- Retirement accounts including pensions, 401(k) plans, and IRAs
- Stock options
- Business ownership interests
- Commercial and residential real estate
- Securities portfolios and other investment interests
- Trust interests
- Business partnerships, professional practices, close corporations, and limited liability companies
- Insurance policies
- Mutual funds
- Intellectual property rights such as trademarks, copyrights, patents, and royalties
Executive divorce involves the application of complex calculations first to identify what portion of a given asset constitutes community property, second to determine the approximate market value of that asset, and third to establish how that asset can be divided between the parties. At Blasser Law, we have years of experience handling complex asset valuation and division for our California executive clients. We know the accountants, real estate appraisers, and other experts to retain for advice and testimony, and we know how to apply economic principles to the legal details of family law.
Hidden Assets and Executive Divorce
In addition to the herculean task of valuing and apportioning complex high-value assets, executive divorces are more likely to involve hidden assets. Divorce can be an emotionally-heated affair no matter the net worth of the parties involved, and divorcing parties often try to jealously guard property that they believe should be separate from the divorce. It is not up to each party to unilaterally decide which assets they own, however; it is up to the court, under California family law, to decide which assets must be divided. When a party shields assets from discovery by their spouse and the court, those assets must be uncovered and the party held responsible.
At Blasser Law, we use forensic accountants and other investigators as needed to uncover assets hidden by a divorcing party, including:
- Offshore bank accounts
- Undisclosed insurance policies
- Faulty tax returns
- Secret jewelry, art, vehicles, and other tangible assets of value
- Undisclosed stocks, bonds, and other ownership interests
If you are concerned that your spouse may be hiding valuable assets from your divorce, the seasoned executive divorce attorneys at Blasser Law are here for you. We will fight for your right to assets that should rightfully be apportioned in your California divorce, no matter how deeply those assets are buried behind tax shelters, corporate structure, or hidden locations.
Protecting Your Property and Your Privacy
At Blasser Law, our California executive divorce attorneys understand the importance of reputation, both personal and professional. When your divorce becomes front-page news, it can hurt more than your pride. Shareholders and business partners might become concerned when business ownership interests are entangled in a divorce, or they may simply worry about the bad press of a heated, public divorce. Our high-net-worth divorce attorneys will work to ensure that your divorce proceeding is as private as possible and that valuable or harmful information such as the details of intellectual property is not leaked as part of the proceeding.
Blasser Law is Ready to Help You With Your Claremont Executive Divorce
If you are facing the prospect of divorce and want to protect your rights, your livelihood, and your family, it is vital that you choose a divorce attorney experienced in dealing with executives and other high-asset individuals. In Los Angeles, call Blasser Law at 877-927-2181 to speak with a knowledgeable and dedicated high-asset divorce attorney.