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What is different about a high-net worth divorce?

August 31, 2021 | Divorce, Firm News

A high-net worth divorce distinguished itself from other divorces because of the value of the assets involved. The financial situation will lead to some differences in this type of divorce that other divorcing couples will likely not have to deal with.

According to Insider, if you are embarking on a high-net worth divorce, you should understand the unique aspects that could impact the outcome for you.

Build a team

In a typical divorce, you can often get by just hiring an attorney to handle everything for you. In a high-net worth divorce, you need a team working for you. Your team will not only involve legal professionals but also financial professionals and people who can help manage the financial side of your divorce.

Settle out of court

It is almost always best if you and your spouse can come to an agreement outside of the courtroom. Leaving things in the hands of a judge can be bad. Many courts feel resentful to wealthy couples who use court resources simply because they cannot get past arguments.

Another good reason to settle is it keeps things quiet. You can often work on your divorce for months before ever letting it become public knowledge. This protects your privacy and will keep your financial details out of the public eye for as long as possible.

You want to be aware that your divorce is not like others. It has much more complexity to it when it comes to the financial aspects. This is a large part of the process, so it can completely alter your overall experience. Preparing ahead of time for the differences can make things easier in the long run.

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