High Net Worth Divorce Lawyers in Washington
Experienced in High Asset Divorce Matters
High net worth can add complexity to issues such as property division, child support, and spousal maintenance, necessitating that only skilled and highly knowledgeable attorneys handle these types of cases. In our experience, high-stakes divorce cases can be dramatic, resource-intensive, long, and stressful for both the client and the lawyer. An attorney must have the professional fortitude, experience and adequate resources at his or her disposal as well as access to top professional experts to effectively represent clients in these cases.
In any family law case, but particularly in high net worth cases involving unique or complex financial issues, the lawyer you choose can make all the difference in the outcome. At McKinley Irvin, you get more than standard legal representation. You get a strategic legal team that will work with you to achieve your goals and protect your interests.
Issues Affecting High Asset Divorce Cases
Typically, divorce cases involving high net worth are multi-faceted and
consist of more variables than standard divorce cases. These cases are
complex and require sophisticated lawyering to produce a successful outcome.
Our team of skilled attorneys has handled divorce cases that involved
the following issues:
Business Ownership, Assets, or Professional Practice
Often, wealth is directly connected to a business, business interests,
or other assets that must be valued. Our firm frequently works with experts
who can accurately determine this value. A winning case in many instances
comes down to a battle of expert opinion. We carefully select and work
with these experts to present a strong case and weaken the opposing expert's
We utilize forensic research and expert tracing techniques in order to
accurately determine the parties' financial holdings and history. In addition
to accurately determining the extent of the property, we determine the
character of the property (whether it is community or separate property).
Legal, Financing, Accounting, and Tax Issues
A lawyer in a high net worth divorce case must be able to detect a wide
range of legal, finance, accounting, and tax related issues. Issues like
these often play a role in business entities, real estate, high-value
collections, benefit plans, and other tangible and intangible property.
At McKinley Irvin, we manage the best team of experts to prepare and present
Some parties in high net worth divorce cases may have assets or investment
interests that are owned or located in another state or abroad. In these
matters, your lawyer must be thoroughly aware of the tax implications
of alternative property and debt distribution scenarios in order to arrive
at a favorable outcome.
Spousal Maintenance (Support / Alimony)
Significant financial spousal maintenance is often a major issue to be
negotiated or litigated.
High-risk exposure can be an issue if one or both parties engage in dramatic,
combative, and excessive discovery, negotiation, mediation, and/or litigation.
There are tools and techniques available to minimize unwanted public attention,
and preserve privacy.
Contacting McKinley Irvin
Contact McKinley Irvin to get experienced legal advice on divorce cases involving high-value
assets, business interests, or international issues. Our high net worth
divorce lawyers have helped many clients in similar situations.
As the Pacific Northwest's premier family law firm, we possess the extensive
experience you need to ensure that your assets are protected in a complex
divorce proceeding. We invite you to contact us to arrange a consultation
with one of our top lawyers regarding your situation.