High Net Worth Divorce

In any divorce, accounting for all the marital assets in order to facilitate equitable distribution is a time-consuming process that requires great attention to detail (and usually at least a little detective work). When one or both of the divorcing parties is a high-net-worth individual, the difficulty of that process increases dramatically.

These are not matters that just any family law attorney can handle. They often require experience in business law, advanced bookkeeping practices, and even forensic accounting. In Delaware County, the divorce lawyers who can help protect your interests in a high-net-worth divorce practice at the firm of Raffaele Puppio.

We know how to spot methods sometimes used by divorcing parties to avoid equitable distribution, such as hiding assets within various financial vehicles. Additional layers of complexity come into play when divorcing couples share ownership of a private business as a marital asset. We have experience in negotiating divorce settlements that divide such assets fairly while preserving the integrity of the business.

In matters of child custody, our goal in high-net-worth divorce cases is to help ensure that your children’s lifestyle is as unaffected by the divorce as possible. Whenever feasible, we try to help you achieve child custody and support arrangements that prevent disruptions to your children’s housing, school enrollment, and other factors that make up their daily environment and routines.

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