Connecticut Divorce Lawyer

Experienced With High Net-Worth Divorce in Fairfield, Westport and Greenwich

A couple with sophisticated financial holdings and a high net worth will have some special needs upon their divorce. When large amounts of money are involved in a divorce, you must take care to analyze and value the assets correctly. You need a Connecticut divorce attorney who understands complex financial and tax issues.

With experience of more than 30 years, the law office of Richard H. Raphael handles complex, high net-worth divorces. If you are considering a divorce, discuss your financial situation with me first to make sure you understand your rights. I can explain Connecticut divorce law and help you see how it may apply to you.

Special Considerations of High-Asset Divorce

A high net-worth divorce must addresses the many of the same issues as any divorce; however, there are additional concerns such as the tax consequences of asset division and alimony. These issues are more complex when a couple's financial holdings are significant.

Dividing the property begins with an inventory of all assets and debts in the estate. In high-asset cases, this process often involves discovery of any hidden assets. When necessary, I will work with forensic accountants to find hidden assets.

The valuation of all personal and real property, as well as financial assets, is another step. The financial assets may include sophisticated holdings such as:

  • Businesses
  • Professional practices
  • Stock options
  • Deferred compensation
  • Pensions and retirement plans
  • Family partnerships
  • Trusts

I may work with business valuation experts and additional financial professionals to ensure that you receive a fair property settlement.

I will help you reach a settlement or litigate your divorce, if that is what you choose. I am a skilled trial lawyer who will fight for your rights. Please call my office at 203-226-6168 or contact me online to schedule an appointment with a Connecticut divorce attorney. Your initial consultation is free. Evening and weekend appointments may be available.


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