At Moffett Law Firm, we have substantial background and experience with divorces involving significant assets and financially complex estates. Our family law attorneys are highly qualified to handle high asset divorce cases in Texas, including complex property division and valuation disputes. We provide thoughtful legal advice and aggressive advocacy for high net worth individuals and their spouses and ensure that our clients achieve the most favorable outcome in divorce, whether obtained through negotiation, mediation, or in court.
High Asset Divorce Property Valuation and Division
For divorce clients with high asset estates and complex financial portfolios, the valuation and division of marital property require close attention and skilled analysis. Moffett Law Firm’s high net worth divorce attorneys are experienced in evaluating assets of all types, including the following complex asset classes:
- Real estate
- Stock options
- Trust property
- Partnership interests
- Business ownership interests
- Insurance policies
- Pensions and retirement accounts
- Foreign and overseas properties
Our legal team is well-versed in the valuation techniques and strategies needed to present the most favorable values for our clients. We frequently utilize experts in forensic accounting to assist in valuing businesses, tracing monies and expenditures, and determining actual income. We also work with private investigators to discover hidden assets and income streams and to ensure all property is accounted for.
In addition to the assessment of asset values, the Houston divorce attorneys at Moffett Law Firm are dedicated to obtaining the best possible property division for our clients, whether through negotiated settlement, mediation, or court order. Our attorneys understand the nuanced process by which family courts in Texas divide community property, and we have the skill and experience to obtain the best settlement or order available to our clients.
We employ an innovative approach to crafting property settlement agreements in order to fairly distribute community property and serve our clients’ interests. Within our network of experts are QDRO specialists who may be retained for dividing pension or retirement accounts using Qualified Domestic Relations Orders.
Protection of Separate Property
In Texas, only a married couple’s community property is subject to equitable distribution. Property that is acquired before the marriage or received during the marriage by gift or inheritance is considered separate and not subject to division. However, distinguishing separate from community property can be a complex endeavor, especially in high asset estates where money and assets have been commingled.
At Moffett Law Firm, we work closely with our clients to identify and characterize separate property and work diligently to resolve any separate property disputes in our clients’ favor. Our high asset divorce attorneys have the legal knowledge and ability to ensure our clients’ separate property is protected from divorce proceedings.
Experienced and Trusted Advisors for High Net Worth Divorce
The legal team at Moffett Law Firm is made up of accomplished family law attorneys with years of experience in complex and high asset divorces. We listen to our clients and provide thoughtful and strategic legal advice that is personally suited to their needs. We give every client the personal attention they deserve and treat each case with the utmost discretion.
We understand our clients’ desire to avoid contentious and costly litigation whenever possible. We are skilled negotiators, and our ability to draft and negotiate comprehensive settlements that serve our clients’ best interests provides immense value for our high net worth clients. Our attorneys are also seasoned litigators and we are prepared to aggressively defend our clients’ interests in court when an amicable resolution is impossible.
Alimony and Child Support
Issues of spousal maintenance (alimony) and child support may become complex when significant assets and income are involved. Spousal support may be agreed upon by both parties as part of a marital agreement or comprehensive settlement. Otherwise, it is only available if the spouse requesting support proves certain requirements. Conversely, when there are dependent children in the family, child support is almost always required from the non-custodial parent and is calculated based on statutory factors.
For an estimate on your child support obligation, use our child support calculator.
When facing issues of child support and spousal maintenance, it is imperative to have a knowledgeable and experienced divorce attorney at your side. Our Houston child support attorneys at Moffett Law Firm are skilled at navigating these areas and resolving alimony and child support disputes favorably in conjunction with property division settlements.
Prenuptial Agreements for High Net Worth Estates
Prenuptial or premarital agreements, as well as postmarital agreements entered into after marriage, are often an appealing option for couples seeking to avoid drawn out and costly litigation in the event of divorce. However, Texas family courts hold such marital agreements to strict standards and will decline to enforce any agreement found to be invalid. The prenuptial agreements attorneys at Moffett Law Firm are skilled in drafting marital agreements that will hold up in court while providing adequate protection for our high net worth clients. We are also experienced in litigating disputes in which the validity or enforcement of marital agreements is challenged.
Contact Us for an In-depth Consultation
Not every family law attorney has the skills and experience to handle high net worth divorces. At Moffett Law Firm, our high net worth divorce lawyers are experienced in handling complex divorces involving substantial assets and debts. The process for taking inventory of marital assets and dividing the estate can be extremely complex, so it is imperative to have a qualified attorney representing you from the outset. Call 713-333-5800 or contact us online to arrange a consultation with one of our high net worth divorce attorneys.