Compassion Combined With Results

Setting priorities is important during a high-asset divorce 

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2024 | Divorce

Navigating a high-asset divorce process is rarely a straightforward endeavor. Unless a couple has a viable prenup or postnup in place that settles virtually all property division concerns, any high-asset divorce process is likely going to get fairly messy at one point or another.

As a result of this potentially stressful reality, setting clear priorities is important. If you and your spouse have decided to go your separate ways, know that setting informed priorities early in the process can help you to protect your interests and better ensure a fair settlement

The potential financial benefits of making this effort

High-asset divorces often involve intricate financial portfolios, including business ownerships, investments, real estate holdings and valuable personal property, so dividing assets can become an overwhelming task. This process unfolds simultaneously with the need to engage in broader financial planning for their post-divorce realities. By setting clear priorities, you can approach your divorce with greater clarity and purpose, minimizing financial losses and paving the way for a more stable future.

With a clear understanding of what is most important to you, whether that is retaining ownership of a family business, securing investments or keeping a primary residence, you can more effectively negotiate (or litigate, if necessary) and make compromises where necessary. Prioritizing can allow you to focus on securing assets that hold the most value to you, financially and emotionally, while being willing to concede less important assets to reach a fair settlement efficiently and effectively. 

Streamlining the process

Divorces, often especially those involving substantial assets, can become contentious, prolonging the process and increasing legal costs. Identifying and communicating your priorities early on can help mitigate conflicts by establishing clear objectives and boundaries for negotiations. When both parties understand what the other values most, it can potentially lead to more productive discussions and a willingness to compromise, potentially reducing the time and expense involved in reaching a settlement.

Regardless of whether your interests are best served by negotiation, mediation or litigation, by approaching your divorce with clear priorities, you can more effectively safeguard your interests and lay the groundwork for a more secure and fulfilling future.