When people divorce in Texas, the law requires that their community property be divided between them in a way that is "just and right." The reality, though, is that a "just and right" split is not always a 50/50 split, and you may need an aggressive and experienced lawyer on your side to help you retain the full value of the assets to which you are entitled.
People who don't fight to keep what is theirs could face the possibility of a damaged financial future as a result of divorce, especially if major assets are involved.
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In a perfect world, every divorce would be smooth and amicable. In this world, though, dividing high-value assets can make divorce a painful, messy process, and it's no wonder that people want to move on with their lives as quickly as possible once the marriage ends.
If you're going through a divorce involving significant wealth, then you can protect your assets and your future by obtaining an accurate and comprehensive property valuation.
At Gunnstaks Law Office, we work with forensic accountants and other experts to uncover and value complex assets. These assets include but are not limited to:
- Stocks and bonds
- Domestic, overseas and offshore bank accounts
- Intellectual property
- Business assets
- Pension and retirement savings
- Vehicles, boats and planes
- Vacation properties and other real estate
We also help our clients determine whether any property should be characterized as separate property and thus be shielded from division as community property. Separate property often includes inheritances and gifts, but it could also include business assets and items of property that were specifically categorized as separate in a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement.
Additionally, we help our clients determine whether any actionable misbehavior during the marriage -- for example, adultery or abuse -- should affect the divorce settlement.
For more on separate property and the "commingling" of assets, please see our overview of high net worth divorce.
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High asset divorces are often contentious for obvious reasons: there is a lot of money at stake, and each party is in a position to use significant resources to maximize their share of the settlement.
These are the cases we handle at Gunnstaks Law Office. We understand what is at stake, and we have the experience, resources and legal savvy to protect our clients' interests.