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Does high asset divorce have to be messy?

When divorce involves significant assets, it is very unlikely that the matter can be settled without proper legal guidance. While some couples who have very few assets may choose to divorce quickly and simply without lawyering up when there are significant assets on the table, that willingness to simply walk away and call "no harm, no foul" is exceptionally rare. So, how can you keep your divorce civil and professional when it involves significant assets?

Money, and the prospect of gaining or losing a great deal of it, has a strange way of bringing out irrational behavior in many people, even those who are otherwise reasonable individuals. In order to keep your divorce on track, it is always wise to enlist the guidance of a divorce attorney who fully understands the intricacies of high-asset divorce and can keep the process focused and professional.

It is also wise to establish early on what your goals for the divorce actually are. If a completely fair and equitable division of assets is a priority to you, then you should consider taking steps to ensure that you can account for all the relevant assets in your marriage, even those that your spouse may try to hide. You should also consider having all the assets professionally valued so that you can negotiate with confidence.

This process is often lengthy, so it is important that you build a strong team that understands your goals early in the process. With professional guidance from experienced attorneys, you can focus on keeping the divorce civil and begin building the next chapter of your life with the assurance that your rights and privileges remain will remain secure throughout the process.

Source: findlaw, "3 Practical Legal Tips for High Asset Divorce," George Khoury, Esq, accessed July 07, 2017

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