Our previous two blog posts discussed divorce mediation and how this might be a viable option for many divorces. People who are going through high-asset divorces often think that they aren't going to be able to go through mediation. This isn't the case. While mediation might take longer because of the many issues present in these divorces, it is still an option for many people as long as you and your ex can negotiate.
We know that you might be concerned about what is going to happen with the assets that you worked hard to amass. This is completely understandable. While it isn't usually possible for you to hold on to all of the assets that you gained during your marriage, it is usually possible to get a settlement that lets you start your new life off on the best foot.
When you are going through divorce mediation in a high-asset divorce, you have to think carefully about specific aspects. First, if you have a prenuptial agreement, the terms of that agreement do matter. Second, you have to consider the true value of the items that you have. This includes assets and debts. Third, you can use debts to even out the assets as you are working through who will get what.
Going through a high-asset divorce can be a complex undertaking. Valuating business holdings, retirement plans and similar investments might be necessary. We can help you each step of the way as you work toward gathering the information that you need to end your marriage so you can move along with the remainder of your life.