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Experience in Marital Dissolution Matters
My practice has presented me with many different opportunities to assist clients in financial matters. Divorce cases often present complex financial issues regardless of the size of the case.
In divorce, two parties that were not only life partners but who were also business partners in their marital estate are attempting to separate. These parties who worked very closely together are now in a face-off and have every incentive to protect their own positions. This naturally results in mistrust. Additionally, all of the reasons that they are separating become amplified in the emotional aspects of the divorce which often leads to irrational decisions regarding financial matters.
The reality is that even in a perfectly amicable divorce, the issues surrounding financial matters will often cause tremendous underlying tension. There is an unknown for both parties that relates to the potential division of their assets as well as the impact of commitments that they may make on their future.
My objective in divorce engagements is to assist parties to understand the questions they can ask, the steps and time to get their questions answered, to help them assess the risk and costs of obtaining those answers, and to move toward settlement or resolution in an informed position. It is my experience that parties who gain an understanding and actively participate in the financial decision making in their divorce are better participants in the process and also better prepared for life after the process.