Strongly Advocating For Clients In Complex Divorces
Divorce can be emotionally draining for most families, and it can be particularly challenging for high net-worth spouses who are able to afford every weapon to wage legal battles against each other. An experienced family law attorney is needed to ensure that the divorce decree reflects a fair and just division of all marital assets and community property.
At GUNNSTAKS LAW OFFICE, we are prepared to discuss, uncover and value any hidden assets a spouse may own. We also obtain accurate business valuations for professionals and their spouses involved in high net-worth divorces.
Protect the income and property you worked so hard to earn. Call Plano high net-worth divorce lawyer C. “Luke” GUNNSTAKS at 972-590-6572.
Plano Asset Valuation And Property Division Attorneys: Seeking A Just And Right Division Of Marital Assets
Attorney GUNNSTAKS works tirelessly for each client to make sure they get their fair share. We consult forensic accountants, appraisers and other experts to locate, evaluate and protect assets involved in a high net-worth divorce. Such high-value property may include:
- Business assets
- Stocks and investments
- Retirement plans
- Vacation homes
- Vehicles, boats and planes
- Bank accounts, including overseas and offshore accounts
- Fringe benefits, imputed income and other hidden assets
In Texas, an asset that is acquired or increases in value during the marriage is generally part of the community estate and must be divided equitably between the spouses upon divorce. As a general rule, however, assets acquired before marriage – or by gift or inheritance – remain separate property.
The exception to that rule is called “commingling.” For example, your spouse may receive an inheritance that is then deposited in your joint bank account. The inheritance is now commingled with the community assets, and must be zealously traced in order to convince a court that it should still be considered as separate property.
Why Choose Us?
With more than 30 years of legal experience, high net worth divorce attorney GUNNSTAKS will fight aggressively and intelligently to get you through your divorce without burning through all your assets in the process. Whether you are seeking a share of your spouse’s property or are simply trying to protect your own separate property, GUNNSTAKS LAW OFFICE will champion your rights.
Contact Us Today
To talk about your options in your high net worth divorce, call 972-590-6572 or contact our law firm online. Even before the divorce proceedings begin, we can evaluate your financial situation to help you retain a large percentage of your estate.
Luke and Cynthia are board-certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.