Guiding You Through the Divorce Process in Monroe County
For many, dividing assets during a divorce is more complicated than just deciding who gets the house, cars and other large pieces of property. Stocks, 401ks, RSUs, multiple investment accounts, separate property assets, commingled accounts, multiple income streams, and other complex issues can make the analysis and process difficult. After spending years contributing your efforts and financial resources contributing to the accumulation of assets, it can be disheartening and frustrating to feel like you will lose all the benefits of your efforts. You may wonder how best to protect your investments and to prevent them from being drained during a divorce.
We are here to help. At Duke Law Firm, P.C., we prioritize the needs and expectations of each client to create a personalized strategy for every case. We will listen carefully to your story and work hard to help the divorce proceedings go as smoothly as possible. Together, we can find a fair resolution to your divorce. However, we are always prepared in case a settlement is not possible and stand ready to litigate your case and provide the strongest representation possible at every turn.
Helping You Create a Bright Future
The division of intangible assets, such as value of a business (“goodwill”), can be a point of tension during a divorce. The valuation of an intangible asset can be costly, and even once valued, parties often disagree with the valuation, and many times finding the funds to pay a share of an intangible asset such as a business can be difficult. Having the right legal advice during this process is key as sometimes the high expense of the expert valuation can be avoided entirely, and the issue can be resolved fairly through experienced negotiation. The division of other assets such as retirement accounts can cause stress as well, especially when planning for retirement, and again having experienced counsel who understands this process to guide you can prove invaluable.
My goal in every divorce is to use my experience, skills and knowledge to make sure all assets and investments are accounted for and distributed equitably. If needed, I can help you create a postnuptial agreement to protect your investments and property, before you even file for divorce. Whatever your situation is, we can help you navigate through the complicated legal process and create a future you can look forward to.
Appealing Your High Asset Divorce Decision
Achieving a favorable decision at trial is generally easier than overturning a judgment of divorce on appeal. This is one of the many reasons why you should always take time to choose a divorce attorney wisely and only select and stay with one in whom you have confidence. However, a divorce judgment can be successfully appealed in some circumstances. At Duke Law Firm, we have experience in appeals and will provide you with an honest assessment of whether your case has any likelihood of being overturned on appeal. As appeals are expensive, and a win is never absolutely guaranteed, only cases with high assets or major issues (such as child custody) are suggested to be reviewed for possible appeal. If you are unhappy with the outcome of your divorce case, you may schedule a consultation to see if we may be willing to assist with the filing of an appeal.
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You should be able to enjoy the benefits of your hard work, and we can help make that a reality. Make sure the next chapter of your life is the best by securing a legal representative who will fight for your future.
If you have an uncontested divorce, flat-fee options are available. Call our firm today at 585-449-4987, or send us a message online. Our attorneys are available for consultations, virtually or in-person, and you may conveniently schedule your appointment by either using the scheduler found to the lower left on this page or by calling our office.
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