High net worth divorce cases are among the most complex family law cases.
The attorneys at Brodie & Friedman, P.A. in Boca Raton manage every facet of litigation and negotiation for high net worth divorces. In representing the entire West Palm Beach community, our legal team regularly works with top business owners and executives, high-earning doctors or athletes and other professionals with notable assets. We also work with the spouses of high-income earners who wish to secure a fair settlement of the marital estate.
Because such cases are always likely to go to court, there is rarely an option to petition for divorce without trial. Whenever alimony support, division of estate or marital property, and debt are on the table, it is best to dig in for a fight. It is wise to seek out counsel early and get a dynamic strategy in place.
To achieve a favorable division of assets, your legal counsel must craft a detailed and legitimate case built around a picture of your sustained well-being. This strategy requires that the attorney team not only protect your personal interests but remain aware of the larger picture. Brodie & Friedman, P.A. understand that the division of marital assets ultimately lies at the discretion of the court and is based on the evidence presented. That is why we have a proven legal strategy to ensure you get what you deserve in any contested divorce scenario.
Equitable Distribution of High Assets Property in Florida
As stated in the Florida Supreme Court case Robertson v. Robertson, 593 So. 2d 491, 493 (Fla. 1991), “Equitable distribution is premised on the theory of an equal partnership in marriage.”
As a result of this ruling, Florida courts are asked to begin with the premise that the distribution of “Marital Property,” whether it is high value or not, be equal. However, this statute does indicate several considerations that may warrant an unequal division of property for one party over the other:
(a) The contribution to the marriage by each spouse, including contributions to the care and education of the children and services as homemaker.
(b) The economic circumstances of the parties.
(c) The duration of the marriage.
(d) Any interruption of personal careers or educational opportunities of either party.
(e) The contribution of one spouse to the personal career or educational opportunity of the other spouse.
(f) The desirability of retaining any asset, including an interest in a business, corporation, or professional practice, intact and free from any claim or interference by the other party.
(g) The contribution of each spouse to the acquisition, enhancement, and production of income or the improvement of, or the incurring of liabilities to, both the marital assets and the nonmarital assets of the parties.
(h) The desirability of retaining the marital home as a residence for any dependent child of the marriage, or any other party, when it would be equitable to do so, it is in the best interest of the child or that party, and it is financially feasible for the parties to maintain the residence until the child is emancipated or until exclusive possession is otherwise terminated by a court of competent jurisdiction. In making this determination, the court shall first determine if it would be in the best interest of the dependent child to remain in the marital home; and, if not, whether other equities would be served by giving any other party exclusive use and possession of the marital home.
(i) The intentional dissipation, waste, depletion, or destruction of marital assets after the filing of the petition or within two years prior to the filing of the petition.
(j) Any other factors necessary to do equity and justice between the parties.
For a clear and succinct assessment of whether or not you qualify for any of the above arrangements, it is highly recommended that you obtain qualified legal counsel to discuss the details of your forthcoming divorce case.
With over 30 years of combined experience, Jason Brodie Esq. and Joshua Friedman Esq. will guide you toward realistic goals and provide committed advocacy toward achieving them. They are known throughout South Florida for dedicated client service, tenacity, and success in complex divorce litigation involving property division, child custody, and spousal support.
To get a better understanding of the qualities our reputation is built on, contact our office in Boca Raton to schedule your initial phone consultation (561) 392-5100