Handling Your Complex Case
What Constitutes a “Specialty Case”?
Couples going through a divorce may face various complexities in their case that require a team of attorneys with an extensive level of knowledge, care, and experience. For example, if one or both spouses have high incomes or significant assets, the divorce process will undoubtedly be more complex, particularly with regard to property division. Certain clients may also possess highly-visible public profiles, such as elected officials or celebrities, and the personal turmoil of family law proceedings may be vulnerable to media attention.
Specifically, our attorneys have considerable experience handling cases involving complex financial issues and assets, including, but not limited to, the following:
- High-Value Real Estate: commercial, residential, and property located in other jurisdictions or countries
- Retirement Accounts: 401(k)s, IRAs, pensions
- Investment Accounts: brokerage accounts, stock, and stock options
- Businesses: sole proprietorships, limited liability companies, and other complex corporate interests
- Intellectual Property: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and royalties
- Complex Executive Compensation Structure: vested and deferred stock options, complicated bonus and/or commission structures
- Inheritances, Gifts, and other Separate Property: evaluations of separate vs. marital components
- Nondisclosure Agreements
- Analysis of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
- Income and Maintenance/Child Support Calculations
As part of addressing complex financial issues and assets, our attorneys also have valuable experience working with some of the best experts in the field, including:
- Forensic accountants to value businesses, business interests, and complicated corporate interests
- Experts on trusts and other complex estate planning instruments
- Experts on stock options or other securities interests
- Experts on income analysis and/or executive compensation structures
Attorneys at The Harris Law Firm can also make recommendations for hiring private decision makers, such as third party arbitrators, mediator-arbitrators, private judges, or collaborative law facilitators. In addition to private decision-makers being much more accessible to the parties than domestic relations magistrates or district court judges, another key advantage to using one of these private processes is that the case is kept out of the public, and the decision-maker as well as other experts involved will have ample time and resources to fully understand the case. This, in turn, will lead to a better outcome for all involved.
Clients fitting this profile who wish to achieve an equitable outcome while also preserving valuable assets would be well-served by the team of attorneys at The Harris Law Firm, who have extensive experience handling these types of cases. We have handled divorce and family law cases for elected officials, professional athletes, musicians, and high-profile executives throughout Colorado. When it comes to handling your divorce case, no level of complexity is out of our depth. Our family law attorneys are highly skilled, professional, and sensitive to the needs of every client going through a divorce.
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I AM THRILLED and relieved and so ready to move forward. Thank you, everyone, for your hard work on behalf of my sweet daughter. God bless you!!- Jeni
Sangeetha, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you did to help me get this settlement. Thank you for trying to keep the hours down on this case. You are truly more than an attorney. In this case somewhat of a super hero. Thanks again.- Mark
Thank you both for everything you have done to help me have my daughter in my life. My family and I deeply appreciate it.- Paul
We had a successful conclusion to all of our work this morning. The court commented on the fine work that had been done using a combination of the collaborative process and our independent efforts. I would like to thank the team for your patience with us through what has been a very difficult process for us both.- Mark
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