Asset Valuation Advocacy for the Wealthy or Affluent
Wealthy divorcing couples often encounter significant differences in opinion related to the fair and equitable division of assets. Often, one partner fights to shield the wealth they worked hard to obtain from the other. In other cases, a spouse may attempt to punish their former partner by seeking a lion’s share of the marital assets. Effectively resolving these disputes is crucial to protecting the financial and emotional well-being of both partners as you move on to the next chapter in your lives.
As a Frisco family lawyer with nearly 30 years of experience, I have guided many clients through the process of identifying and evaluating assets in high-net-worth divorce proceedings. I’m attorney Megan Rachel, and I will provide you with my skills, knowledge and experience to help you address a wide range of assets, including:
- Investment portfolios
- Pensions and retirement accounts
- Real estate holdings
- Art, antiques and jewelry
- Collector automobiles
- Residual income and royalties
- Life insurance policies
A Proven Approach to Asset Valuation in High-Net-Worth Divorces
Accurately valuing assets during high-net-worth divorce proceedings is a complex process. In my three decades of practice, I have developed a proven approach for managing the complexities of asset valuation. My process includes:
- Identification of assets: A thorough identification and inventory of all assets are crucial, especially as the practice of hiding assets becomes more and more common in divorce proceedings. My experience and insight allow me to help you identify all joint and individual assets, including many that you yourself may overlook. I can work with accountants and special investigators to ensure a thorough and accurate inventory. The inventory includes assets obtained during the marriage, as well as those individually owned by each spouse prior to the union.
- Valuation of assets: Once assets have been identified and cataloged, I can work with specialized appraisers and accountants to determine their value, both before and after taxes. The valuation process addresses all assets found in the identification phase, both physical and intangible.
With the proper valuation of all assets, the division of your marital property becomes a much more efficient and accurate process.