Divorce litigators want you to think your complex or high value estate
divorce can only be fairly resolved by courtroom litigation. This is false.
In fact, spouses with a high net worth have a great deal to gain via mediation,
as well as much to lose should they choose to litigate. Horror stories
about divorcing spouses embroiled in lengthy legal battles only to relinquish
much of their assets for attorneys' fees and costs are common for
this reason. Usually they are so embroiled by the time they realize it,
that it is hard to stop.
I worked with one couple who, after spending $1 million and 2 years in
court, came to me at the recommendation of their therapist. I was able
to finish their case using mediation in a few weeks for less than $12,000.00.
The dirty secret of divorce litigation is that there is nothing litigation
can help you achieve that can’t be accomplished through “mediation.”
Divorce litigation in court often entails two seasoned trial lawyers,
who just before trial launch into negotiations to avoid that trial. This
is, of course, if you both are lucky enough to have chosen two like-minded
attorneys. But why spend exorbitant amounts of money hiring two lawyers,
posturing, and battling in court before coming to the “settlement
Individuals going through divorce who have a high profile and/or net worth
often present with unique sets of challenges. Some of the issues which
may arise in these high net worth cases include the disposition and distribution of:
- Business assets
- Professional licenses or degrees (which offer increased earning potential)
- Stock options, IRAs, 401(k) accounts and pensions
- Real estate holdings
- Family businesses
- Professional practices
- Closely held businesses
- Inherited wealth
- Off shore tax haven property
- Separate property
- Celebrity value
If you have a high net worth divorce you will not only benefit from my
financial/corporate law background with Sullivan & Cromwell, but my
more than 35 years as a seasoned, medically trained and highly successful
I look forward to showing you how to save money while obtaining your high
net worth divorce.
Call New York Divorce Lawyer Lois Brenner now to schedule your free consultation.
Lois Brenner is referred to as the “Lawyer's Lawyer” and
is recognized for handling sophisticated and complex cases discretely
and creatively, including those involving high net worth individuals,
business owners and executives, lawyers, doctors, celebrities, and public figures.