Helping You Navigate High-Asset Divorce Issues
The stress that is inherent in divorce is magnified when there are significant assets that must be divided. Protecting your financial interests requires the assistance of an experienced family law attorney who has thorough knowledge of Florida’s equitable distribution laws.
At the law office of Peppler Law P.A., we represent high net worth individuals and families in divorce and other family law matters. Our attorney will advocate aggressively for our clients in order to put them in the best possible position following divorce.
Evaluating All Issues To Protect Your Finances
If necessary, we consult with real estate and business valuation specialists, and other financial professionals to obtain a clear picture of the value of second homes, businesses, investment real estate, pension plans, retirement accounts, professional partnerships and all other assets that are subject to equitable distribution.
If you are concerned that your spouse is hiding assets in overseas accounts, a cash-driven business or through any other means, we will consult with forensic accountants to gain a complete understanding of those assets.
Understanding The Division Of Assets
Under Florida’s equitable distribution law, the court begins with the premise that the distribution of marital property will be equal. However, it also recognizes there may be reasons to award a larger percentage of assets to one party. Reasons may include:
- The contributions to the marriage by each spouse
- The economic circumstances of both parties
- The length of the marriage
- The contribution by each spouse to the acquisition and the enhancement of both marital and nonmarital assets, as well as marital and nonmarital debt
Florida law excludes assets that were inherited or gifts from equitable distribution, but many couples’ situations are complicated because these exempt assets have been commingled with marital assets.
Couples with significant assets also may have signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, but these can be contested on several fronts. If a prenuptial agreement was not properly executed, contains false or incomplete information, or if a spouse was forced to sign the agreement without sufficient time to review it, it may be ruled invalid.
Your Best Interests Are Our Priority
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced lawyer to get answers to your questions and receive our recommendation. Call our law office at 407-792-6697 or complete our online contact form to schedule an appointment. We represent clients in Winter Springs, Oviedo and others throughout Seminole County.