Your High Asset Divorce Attorney In Austin
Divorcing your partner is never easy. Navigating the divorce process with significant assets can make the situation even more complex and stressful. Attorney Catherine Benouis has worked with high-asset Texas residents facing divorce for 30 years. When you need answers, make sure you have an experienced lawyer by your side. Partner with our team at Benouis Law to protect yourself and your financial stability.
Trust A Board-Certified Attorney To Value Complex Assets
Our founding attorney, Ms. Benouis, is certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This distinction is difficult to achieve and highlights her in-depth knowledge of family law. Only 1% of licensed attorneys in Texas hold this distinction.
We have significant experience helping clients through complex asset divisions and can capably value complicated assets. When necessary, she may partner with forensic accountants to ensure your family’s property is accounted for and fairly distributed.
Complexities Of High Asset Divorces
Navigating a divorce involving substantial assets introduces added layers of complexity. At Benouis Law Ltd., LLP, our lawyers understand that dividing high-value properties requires a strategic and meticulous approach. Our experienced team is well-versed in handling the intricacies that come with substantial wealth and multiple assets.
Common Assets In High Asset Divorces
In high-asset and high-net-worth divorces, dividing the range of assets extends beyond the typical. Our skilled attorneys are equipped to address the unique challenges associated with dividing the following common assets:
Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
With the increasing prevalence of restricted stock units, understanding their valuation and equitable distribution is crucial in high-asset divorces. Our team navigates the complexities of RSUs to ensure a fair outcome for our clients.
Retirement Plans, 401(k)s And IRAs
Dividing retirement assets requires careful consideration of tax implications and legal requirements. At Benouis Law Ltd., LLP, our lawyers leverage our experience to craft equitable solutions for the division of retirement plans, 401(k)s, and IRAs.
As cryptocurrencies become more prevalent, their inclusion in divorce proceedings adds a layer of complexity. Our attorneys are well-versed in handling the valuation and distribution of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in high-asset divorces.
Real estate holdings, including primary residences, rental properties, and vacation homes, pose unique challenges in divorce. We focus on navigating the division of real estate assets to achieve fair and practical outcomes.
High-asset divorces often involve complex financial portfolios, including brokerage accounts. Our team is adept at analyzing and dividing brokerage assets to ensure equitable distribution.
In high-net-worth divorces, alimony considerations take on added significance. Our team at Benouis Law Ltd., LLP is experienced in negotiating and securing fair alimony arrangements that align with the financial complexities of our clients.
Navigating the intricacies of high-asset divorces demands a sophisticated legal approach. Our attorney can help you learn more about your options.
Is My Spouse Entitled To A Piece Of My Business?
Texas is a community property state. This means that any and all assets acquired during the marriage are subject to division. Regardless of whether you started your business before or after the marriage, your spouse may still have a claim in it. That being said, there are ways to ensure that your business remains intact during the asset division process.
You may choose to prioritize the business and offer your spouse other assets to offset the business’s value. If you and your spouse jointly own a company, one may choose to buy the other out. It’s also possible, in certain situations, for you to end your marriage but continue running your business together.
Whether you are able to amicably agree about the business’s future or must take the matter to court, our attorney, Catherine Benouis, will represent your best interests from beginning to end. As a business owner herself, she understands the importance of protecting your business’s long-term financial success.
Spousal Maintenance Payments
Often, one spouse makes a significantly higher income than the other. If you or your spouse is considering filing for spousal maintenance, our lawyers at Benouis Law Ltd., LLP can explain your options. Many factors are considered as a judge determines whether to award spousal maintenance payments and for how long. If spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, is awarded, it is typically set for a temporary period.
Discuss Your Case With Us
If you are considering divorce, schedule an initial consultation with a family law attorney as soon as possible. Early preparation can make your divorce proceed more smoothly. Call our Austin office at 512-764-3932 today. You can also fill out this online contact form. We work with clients in Travis County, Hays County and Williamson County.