In many cases, divorces can be resolved relatively quickly and easily. Other cases require a greater level of skill and expertise, particularly those that involve a high level of conflict, high net worth or other complicated issues, such as a professional practice or joint ownership of a business. At Fournier Law, we have the skill to handle these complex divorce cases, with more than 60 years of combined legal experience in the field and an understanding of complicated financial matters.  

Financial Issues in Complex Divorce Cases

Based in Tallahassee, our attorneys are well-equipped to tackle divorce cases involving a high level of conflict, substantial assets or complicated financial arrangements.  We will engage experts to assist in an analysis of your business and financial interests.  This could include:

  • Business valuation
  • Assessment of the value of pension plans
  • Valuation of stock options
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Retrospective real estate appraisal
  • Vocational analysis
  • Forensic accounting  

With this information in hand, we will craft a highly personalized strategy based on current Florida case law and statutes, with the ultimate goal of helping you to protect your hard-earned assets. Our attorneys have a sophisticated understanding of these complicated financial issues, and will use their experience and expertise to help you meet your goals.

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Division of Assets in Florida Divorce Cases

In Florida, the equitable division of martial property is the starting point for the distribution of assets.  Judges have a fair amount of flexibility in determining how to divide property between spouses in divorce cases. Two primary issues considered by the Court in the equitable distribution process are:  

  1. Whether the property or debt is marital or non-marital
  2. The value of the marital asset or amount of the marital debt

Once the assets have been properly valued and identified, the attorneys at Fournier Law can work towards achieving a favorable settlement.  If the parties cannot reach an agreement on the division of property, we will present your case at court, which may include presenting testimony from expert witnesses (such as accountants, investment bankers, actuaries and other financial experts).

If you have substantial assets, invest in the expertise of Fournier Law to protect your interests in a complex divorce case.  We offer specialized services for clients in high net worth or complicated divorce cases.  Our attorneys will work hand in hand with a team of financial experts to evaluate your assets and to appropriately classify each asset and debt.  Through trusted experts and our extensive knowledge of Florida family law, we will thoroughly prepare your case to either reach an agreement with your spouse or  to litigate your divorce in a court.

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Complex Divorce Attorneys in Florida-Greater Big Bend Area

Whether your complex divorce involves a professional practice, corporations, partnerships, investment funds, real estate, stock options, or simply a high profile party, we will handle your case with skill, precision and compassion. From valuation to strategizing, we provide a high quality business model that will help you achieve you desired results.  If you are facing a complex divorce case, call the Tallahassee family law specialists at Fournier Law.