It is one of the most natural concerns for people heading into divorce: What will their lifestyle be like after the marital assets are divided equally and spouses go their separate ways. Let’s start by saying that marriage is recognized by the courts as a legal contract. By law, both parties entering into the contract have equal protections under the law. In the event of dissolution of the marriage, therefore, both parties share equal protections, as well. In short, the courts are not going to allow either party to come out of the marriage with a better lifestyle, at the expense of the other party.What Will Your Finances Be Like After Your Divorce?
If you are a person of high net worth, you need to protect your rights in all matters relating to equitable distribution of assets. At the law firm of Jonathan D. Katz, Attorney at Law, in New Paltz, New York, I have been helping successful people protect their financial security and lifestyle through the divorce for more than 25 years. I am an experienced, skilled litigator and negotiator who knows what family law judges expect from a fair property settlement. If you are going through a particularly acrimonious divorce, I will bring in professional resources including lifestyle experts, QDRO specialists and financial professionals to ensure that the issues on the table are fairly considered.No Obligation Initial Consultation
During the first meeting, I will discuss the issues and objectives in your divorce, with a particular focus on protecting your lifestyle interests in your final divorce settlement, including:
- Alimony, also called spousal support, including cost of living adjustments
- Custody arrangements and child support
- Divorce tax issues
- Valuation of investment accounts, trusts and retirement savings
- Commingled assets and appreciation of separate marital property
- Delayed compensation income
If you are an individual of high net worth, the right lawyer can make a significant difference in protecting your financial future. Contact my offices to arrange a free consultation to discuss your property settlement and alimony concerns.