Complex Asset Division
Business interests. Investment properties. Stock options. Trusts. When complex and substantial holdings are at stake, you need attorneys who have a depth of knowledge in business valuation and the equitable division of marital property. With Fullenweider Wilhite, you get experienced insights from a complex asset division law firm with extensive legal skill and expertise. You get to work with award-winning professionals who put your best interests first through every step in the case, taking an aggressive and creative stance to find the best strategy for your divorce. You also get high-level professionals who understand the ins and outs of Houston complex asset division and extensive financial portfolios.
Divorces that involve substantial assets or complex business holdings often require conducting specialized discovery or hiring trained experts. With over two centuries of combined experience, our firm provides high-quality legal services that are custom-tailored to address the needs and concerns of your high-net-worth divorce.
Complex property division and rights
One of the most complicated and crucial elements in settling a divorce involving considerable assets is successfully differentiating community property from separate property. We have a proven record of helping clients protect their property rights, particularly separate assets such as inheritances, gifts, and pre-marriage investments and retirement accounts.
Divorce and retirement accounts
In the event of divorce, Fullenweider Wilhite helps you devise strategies to protect your annuities, 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and pensions through employment. We are also experienced in drafting Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) to divide the funds at a future date.
Business and investment interests
Valuating business and investment interests and dissolving family partnerships requires both legal insights and financial acumen. Our team has both. In particular, we have extensive experience in the following areas:
- Business interests — If you or your spouse has an interest in a closely held business or owns a business, our lawyers will work with business valuation experts to determine the value of the business and the portion which will be divided as community property.
- Real estate — Whether it is your marital home, a vacation home or an investment property, we will assess the value of any type of residential or commercial real estate. In some cases, we work with appraisers and other real estate experts to determine the fair market value of your assets for real property division in your divorce.
- Stock options — Stock options have become an increasingly common form of employee compensation. However, determining the value of an option to purchase stock in the future can be complicated. Our attorneys often consult financial experts to determine the value of an option so the value can be gained now or plan for the division of the value when the option is exercised.
- Trusts — Dividing trust assets or a spouse’s interest in a trust can pose unique problems depending on the type of trust and the number of beneficiaries. We will thoroughly investigate the value of the trust and the trust assets to determine what portion may be community property in your divorce.
Your unique needs must remain the focal point of your divorce. Fullenweider Wilhite is one of the best contested divorce law firm in the Houston area. We provide the advice you need to make informed decisions about the end of your marriage. Our proven record shows why we are among the top-rated contested divorce attorneys in Houston.
Why Choose Us to Win Your Contested Divorce?
A contested divorce in Texas is a trying experience. In a contested divorce, you have to be prepared to assert your rights effectively to the court. Because we only handle family law matters at Fullenweider Wilhite, we’re prepared to handle the legal aspects of the divorce for you.
During this tumultuous time, we can help you to ensure that your interests are protected. We do this by: Reviewing the asset and debt documents, including those for high-asset divorces, to determine your division options. Identifying issues that you need to consider before you go through the trial process. Attempting to negotiate a settlement with your spouse before we move to a family court trial. Drawing on our experience to prepare your case for trial when and if this becomes necessary.
Working with our contested divorce attorneys in Houston means you can count on us to fight for you throughout the process. We’ve worked hard to earn national recognition through some of the most reputable entities. Our firm is listed as a top-rated firm from Martindale-Hubbbell®. Our attorneys have also been honored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Contact Us When You Need a Top Contested Divorce Attorney
We know you want to work with the best contested divorce law firm in the Houston area. We also represent uncontested divorce cases. Give us a call at 713-624-4100 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your initial consultation with one of our attorneys. We’re prepared to stand firm for your interests throughout your contested divorce.
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