High-Asset Property Division and Divorce
Our Belleville, IL divorce attorneys focus on your best interests
Martial property division cases involving divorce can be very complicated. They can also quickly become contentious, especially when the value of the property at issue is high. At Courtney ∙ Clark Law, P.C. in Belleville, Illinois, our experienced divorce attorneys know how to handle such complex marital property division cases. That's because we have years of experience handling cases throughout southern Illinois involving significant assets.
Divorces involving high-asset properties often involve:
- Multiple real-estate holdings
- Investment properties and accounts
- Art and antique collections
- Business division
- Complex executive compensation
Whatever property is at issue in your divorce, we can explain all the legal options available to you and which one makes the most sense for your situation. We also explain the tax implications and other financial matters related to the division of your assets.
Isolating and protecting nonmarital property
The first step is to ensure that all assets are properly classified. Our attorneys will move quickly to identify nonmarital property. This includes property acquired prior to the marriage, as well as gifts and inheritances obtained during the marriage. Nonmarital property is not subject to division during divorce. If you owned such property before your marriage, it should remain yours after your divorce.
Identification of nonmarital property can be complex, especially if it has been comingled with marital property. We have the knowledge and skill to carefully characterize and protect assets not subject to division during divorce, as well as recognize attempts by the other side to improperly classify assets as nonmarital.
If your spouse's attorney attempts to play games and tries to claim that your nonmarital property should be classified as marital property, we're prepared to mount a strong legal defense on your behalf. We know how the law works and we're prepared to stand up for you.
Our skilled attorneys resolve serious property division disputes
High-asset property division cases are more likely to involve serious disputes. While every attempt will be made to resolve these disputes through negotiation and settlement, we believe it is important to prepare to take the next step, if necessary, to ensure a fair outcome.
Our law firm works regularly with experts on issues of complex valuation and financial asset planning to assist with property division. As part of this process, we will prepare your case to go to trial and argue in the courtroom to protect what is rightfully yours.
Count on us in a crisis
You worked hard to accumulate your assets. Make sure you protect them during your divorce. Make sure you talk to an experienced divorce attorney who can explain all the legal options available to you.
Through settlement negotiation and trial, we will serve as your advocates to protect your hard-earned assets. Contact us online or call to schedule your free initial consultation at our Belleville office. We can answer any questions you have and get straight to work on your case.