What to consider when entering into a complex divorce

If you are looking for a divorce lawyer in Massapequa, Simonetti & Associates could be there to help you with your complex divorce. While most divorces deal with common issues such as child custody agreements, alimony and child support, complex divorces deal with the more complex issues of business arrangements, large estates, and high net-worths. If this applies to you, and you have money you want to protect, a lawyer that deals with complex divorces might be what you need.

Before you file for a complex divorce case, there are some things you may want to consider. Those that qualify for one often have certain assets to consider including:

  • Trusts
  • Bank accounts
  • Investments
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Inheritances
  • Gifts

If you have any of these things, it is important to hire a lawyer who has experience with high-end divorces. But before you file for divorce, our divorce lawyers in Massapequa suggest mediation with your spouse over who gets what assets. During mediation, the two spouses will be represented by their attorneys, and have a third party neutral mediator present. If mediation does not work due to one party clearly having the upper hand in the case, the mediator can only do so much within their power. If mediation does not work, the next thing to try is collaborative law.

Collaborative law is similar to mediation, however, instead of having just one neutral mediator in the process, you have a team of neutral specialists chosen by you. Although having neutral specialists is not a requirement, having a financial planner is important to have if dealing with high-value assets. Each party must agree to the collaborative law process.

If you think complex divorce might be the right thing for you, our Massapequa divorce lawyers here at Simonetti & Associates are there to help you. You can come meet with us for a free consultation to discuss your complex divorce issues and bring us any questions you might have.