At the West Family Law Group, our extensive experience in complex and high-asset divorce cases allow us to resolve these complicated cases in a professional, creative and efficient manner. Because we understand that each clients' needs and goals are unique, our ability to tailor a solution to the individual facts and circumstances of each case set us apart from most other family law firms.
We have a long history of handling all aspects of high net worth divorces efficiently, discretely and appropriately. Our clientele includes professional athletes, celebrities, CEOs, public officials, and other public figures who require nothing but the best. Because high-asset divorces tend to be complicated, we utilize the services of experienced and respected forensic accountants to assist us in achieving our client’s goals.
Some family law firms view a high-asset or complex divorce as more of an “opportunity” for the lawyers than an opportunity to serve their client’s needs. Just because these cases can afford to “do whatever it takes” does not mean that is the correct approach. We begin by listening to our clients to find out what is important to them. We honestly counsel them on whether their goals are achievable and appropriate. It is only then that a strategic path can be developed.
Is it achievable? This aspect of the assessment starts with an analysis of the law governing the goal a client is seeking. Is the relief sought even available? Is it likely to happen if a court is making the decision? This type of knowledge only comes with experience. At West Family Law Group we have the knowledge and experience to guide our clients in this regard. We also have the resolve to tell a client when their goals are unrealistic. We would rather be brutally honest at the beginning than disappoint you at the end.
Is it appropriate? This analysis has multiple aspects. If there are children, we must first ask “how will my actions impact them?” Parents must work together to raise happy and healthy children. If actions taken during the divorce poison the parenting relationship the children will suffer.
Are the financial benefits you are seeking disproportionate to the cost of achieving the benefit? Are there alternatives to achieving the ultimate goal which should be considered?