Professionals, in all fields have a lot at stake when going through a divorce property settlement. New York is not a community property state. Every spouse is considered to bring separate and marital property to the table, which may or may not lead to litigation about commingled property and open to equitable distribution among parties. This includes professional practices and licenses. The current and future value of your education and your license is open for consideration when determining property rights.Professionals Filing for Divorce — Hire the Right Family Law Lawyer
For more than a quarter of a century, professionals in all fields have relied on the firm of Jonathan D. Katz, Attorney at Law, to protect their interests in divorce property settlements. My firm works with a network of independent professionals to determine the fair market value of intangible property such as licenses and academic degrees that may have been obtained or appreciated in value over the duration of the marriage. As an experienced negotiator and trial attorney, I know how the courts will view the issues on the table. I seek equitable, common-sense solutions that don’t drag your case through the expense of litigation. In the unusual circumstances when a trial becomes necessary, you can rest assured knowing that you have an attorney with 25 years of successful experience fighting for your rights.
I represent professionals in all fields. My divorce and family law clients include:
- Teachers, academics
- Engineers, architects
- Real estate professionals, developers
- Inventors, patent holders
- Writers, performing artists
The issues relating to marital asset property division and intangible property valuation are often complex, including:
- Protecting professional practices
- Appreciation of skills and earning capacity over time
- Tax issues
- Ownership of intellectual property
- Value of current and future contractual agreements
- How your earning potential can affect spousal support, alimony and child support
Whatever your profession, you have a right to protect your financial future. From my offices in New Paltz, I represent clients with high net worth throughout the Hudson Valley, the Catskills and the New York City metro region. Contact my offices to arrange an opportunity to discuss your concerns.