Worcester High Net-Worth Divorce Lawyers
Protecting the Rights & Interests of Hanover & Westborough Residents
Every divorce has the potential to be complicated and when a divorcing couple has significant assets, the stakes are even higher. For the wealthier couples ending their marriage in Worcester, a high net-worth divorce lawyer is essential to protecting each party’s interests. With over 35 combined years of exclusive family law experience, our legal team at O’Connor Family Law can apply our knowledge to protect your assets and prepare you for success after divorce.
What Assets Are Presented During a High Net-Worth Divorce?
All assets held within a marriage that were used or accrued during the marriage will usually need to be considered within a final distribution. In addition to commonly divided assets such as bank accounts and retirement funds, wealthy divorcing couples may have to address unique types of property.
The most common assets that are addressed in high net-worth divorces for Worcester couples include:
- Business interests
- Restricted stock units (RSUs)
- Vested or unvested stocks
- Credit card points and rewards
- Valuable items such as art collections, jewelry, yachts and recreational vehicles
- Property held in trusts
- Private or boarding school expenses
These types of assets require additional skill in knowing the best way to divide them during a divorce. A high assistance of a forensic accountant to ensure that all assets are discovered and accounted for, including the value of any overseas accounts, businesses, or property. When assets are so valuable, varied, and numerous, there is often additional conflict among divorcing spouses in Worcester. Our high net-worth divorce lawyers can stand by your side throughout this fight, supporting you in seeking the divorce terms you deserve.
Many couples who entered the marriage already in a healthy financial position will have had prenuptial agreements drafted. When there is a valid prenuptial agreement, the provisions of this agreement may significantly impact the financial interests of one or both partners during divorce proceedings. If the prenuptial agreement was not drafted correctly, there may be additional hearings surrounding the validity of the prenup. A divorce lawyer with a history of handling high net-worth marriage dissolutions can investigate marital assets and use their experience to negotiate an amicable settlement or fight for your rights within the courtroom.
High-Value Property Division
Once divorce proceedings start, some couples choose to form an agreement with the other party quickly regarding how property should be divided. This property settlement agreement is then presented to a judge for inclusion in the divorce decree. Other couples cannot come to an agreement and must move forward in court without first having an agreement. Either way, it’s important that you understand your rights or what liabilities you may face with the division of your property. We know that the assets from your marriage often have more than monetary value; property such as homes, cars, boats, and other expensive items can have a great deal of meaning and significance. During your divorce, our legal team can apply our firsthand experience to help you get a scope of the assets you could carry away after a settlement.
We Can Help You Receive a Fair Share of Your Marital Assets
Are If your marriage involves extensive assets and you are facing a divorce in Worcester, a high net-worth divorce lawyer will be the ally you need. At O’Connor Family Law, we provide creative solutions to your divorce so conflict can be settled as quickly as possible, and you can move on with your life in a position for success. You don’t need to settle for less than what you are owed.
My representation was far more superior than my ex-husbands.- Vicki
Thank you, Heather!- Jim
Attorney O’Connor is a professional and compassionate attorney.- James
I would definitely recommend her.- Raymond
Heather is brilliant.- Former Client