Protecting Your Complex Assets In Divorce
When a couple of substantial means decides to divorce, both parties must not only deal with strong emotions but also with important questions about asset division and lifestyle maintenance. These are complex issues that are best dealt with by a lawyer who understands how to handle the diversified holdings, multiple properties, investments and other complicated asset types.
You can find that attorney at The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab. Our firm was founded by Chicago high-asset divorce attorney Van Schwab, who has handled family law matters in Illinois for more than 40 years. Today, the firm has expanded to four locations to serve clients better: Chicago, Libertyville, Skokie and Deerfield. Should you choose to retain our firm, you can be confident that your personal, financial and professional interests will be protected throughout the divorce process.
As an experienced lawyer, Van Schwab understands that the preservation of assets is one of the most important goals in these cases. Each party hopes to enjoy a standard of living close to what existed during the marriage. This is a goal that can cause a great deal of tension. Part of our commitment is that we will take a practical, cost-conscious approach to your divorce, one designed to achieve your goals without running up excessive legal fees.
As in most other divorces, asset and debt division is a major factor for high net worth cases. What sets the latter apart is typically the sheer complexity of the couple’s holdings and liabilities. We often work with forensic accountants, business valuators, tax specialists and other experts to ensure that the full spectrum of our clients’ portfolios is accounted for. We then work toward equitable property settlements based on the big picture, which may include:
- High-income child support obligations, which are often significantly more complicated than in most divorce situations
- Division of business property, which can include retirement accounts, real estate, product inventories and various loans and investments
- Protecting professional practices
- Enforcing or challenging prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
- Taxation issues that arise following a divorce
We are here to help you through the Illinois divorce process and protect the assets you have worked so hard to accumulate.
To learn more about how The Law Offices of Van A. Schwab handles high-asset divorces, schedule a consultation. Call 312-702-1745 (in Chicago) or 847-616-2425 (in Skokie, Libertyville or in Deerfield). You can also contact our Cook County divorce attorney online.