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Springfield, Missouri High Net Worth Divorce Law Firm

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Divorces involving the division of significant or complex assets have the potential for high levels of conflict. When conflict increases, the financial and emotional cost of the divorce tend to escalate along with it. Much is at stake in high net worth divorces, but couples — and even attorneys — may have a difficult time discerning the true value of certain assets, such as investments and closely-held businesses. Uncertainty as to what complex assets are truly worth, and the implications of dividing them, can create further mistrust between spouses who are already at odds. At Cope Litigation & Transactions LC, our mission is to give our clients the information and clarity they need to make decisions, so they can dissolve their marriage without needless, and expensive, conflict.

Divorce Issues Affecting Southwest Missouri Small Business Owners and Families with Extensive Assets

In a divorce involving extensive assets — particularly those including business interests — dividing those assets equitably is not the only concern couples face. Not all assets are created equal. Property division often must be carefully structured to minimize negative tax consequences or to avoid governance issues in closely-held businesses.

High net worth divorces may involve one or more of the following:

  • Asset accumulation over an extended period of time
  • Long-term marriage, or second marriage with children from one or both marriages
  • One or more businesses
  • Real estate in multiple states or countries
  • Investment properties
  • Income tax recognition issues
  • Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
  • Concealment of assets
  • Disputes over whether certain assets should be classified as income or property
  • Disputes over whether certain property should be considered marital or non-marital
  • Assets whose worth fluctuates over time
  • Maintenance (alimony) issues
  • Child support calculations that deviate above Missouri statutory guidelines

Cope Litigation & Transactions LC is prepared to address these and other complicating factors in Missouri high net worth divorce matters. Attorney Jack Cope has extensive background in accounting and business as well as over three decades of experience in Missouri divorce matters.

Choosing the Right Attorney for Your Missouri High Net Worth Divorce

With so much at stake in a high net worth divorce, your choice of attorney can have a huge impact on the financial outcome of the divorce. The ideal attorney will have experience in business valuation, real estate disputes, and the interpretation of financial documents, statements, and balance sheets. This type of knowledge, which many attorneys lack, translates into power at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.

The right attorney for your divorce will be prepared to advocate forcefully for your financial interests, but will also be mindful that even in a high net worth matter, divorce is about people, not just money. At Cope Litigation & Transactions LC, we pride ourselves on offering our clients the support and compassion they deserve while advocating for the results they need.

Cope Litigation & Transactions LC is located in Springfield, Missouri and serves clients throughout Southwest Missouri, including Greene and Christian Counties. To learn more about high net worth divorce in Missouri and how we can help you, please contact Cope Litigation & Transactions LC to schedule a consultation. We look forward to working with you.

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