Effective Counsel For Complex Division of Assets
The division of assets is one of the most complicated matters of a divorce, especially if there is a family business, off-shore investment accounts or other complex assets. Having an experienced family law lawyer on your side is crucial to ensure you make informed legal decisions about your assets and protect your interests.
Attorney John H. Tannenberg is a certified family law specialist with more than 40 years of legal experience. Under his guidance, our San Diego firm helps clients discover income available for support from all sources. We will further use informal and formal discovery methods to determine the character, nature and extent of separate and community assets and liabilities to ensure a fair division of martial assets.
Significant Experience In Complex And High-Asset Divorces
Our clientele includes individuals and couples who are high earners or who have accumulated substantial assets over lengthy marriages. We regularly represent physicians, accountants, engineers, lawyers and other professionals; business executives; owners of small and medium-sized businesses; and other high net worth people. Many times we represent the stay-home spouse (male or female) who is fighting for their rightful share of a complex marital estate.
We assist with all aspects of property division, including:
- Proper business valuation
- Full disclosure of assets
- Characterizing assets as either community property or separate property
- Tracing and identifying all available income, including pensions and other retirement funds
- Validity and implications of a prenuptial or post-marital agreement
- Child support when incomes exceed the state guidelines
- Asserting clients’ interests for certain assets
- Helping make decisions regarding assets
Working With Experts To Strengthen Your Case
Our firm works closely with a number of financial experts throughout San Diego County to help your case. Their expertise is beneficial to assist the client and the law firm in the analysis of stock options, property appraisals, tax consequences, spousal support buyouts and division of pension, profit sharing and retirement plans. Using the skills and knowledge of these experts as well as our own experience, we accomplish our goal of achieving favorable outcomes for you.
Tax Consequences Of Dividing Assets
The division of assets is more than deciding who gets what. It is also about understanding the consequences of the property division agreement. Although our firm does not provide tax advice, we will discuss generally recognized family law tax concepts and work with you, your CPA and/or financial adviser to address tax issues that may arise in the course of the division of marital assets. We are strong advocates for creating property division agreements that benefit our clients as much as possible.
We invite you to contact our San Diego office for your concerns regarding property division in a divorce. For a half-hour telephone consultation, call us at 619-235-6169 or 858-755-3300. You can also contact us online.