Property Division In High-Asset Divorces

Property division can be a difficult and highly contentious process when modest-sized marital estates are at stake. Your risk of loss is much higher when you have numerous valuable assets. If you are facing the prospect of divorce and your marital estate includes substantial assets, an experienced divorce lawyer can help you secure your financial future.

Skillful Assistance During Your Divorce

For more than 20 years, attorneys at Duff Kronfeld & Marquardt P.C. have achieved successful results in complex property division disputes, consistently and repeatedly, on behalf of clients throughout Fairfax County and all of northern Virginia.

Our goals in each high-asset divorce case are to achieve optimal results that serve the best interests of the client and to accomplish this objective in the most expedient and cost-effective manner possible under the circumstances.

Combining Knowledge And Resources To Help Protect Your Interests

Our attorneys are financially astute and fully versed in state and federal laws applicable to marital property division. Even so, dividing a sizable marital estate frequently requires the use of accountants, economists, business valuation experts and other qualified professionals. We have access to a number of highly competent and respected individuals in these fields, as well as substantial experience in each of the following aspects of complex property division:

  • Classification of assets (marital or separate)
  • Identification and location of hidden assets
  • Professional practice and business asset valuations
  • Asset appraisals (homes, second homes, real estate investment properties, vehicles, art, jewelry, high-end furnishings, antiques, et al.)
  • QDROS (Qualified domestic relations orders)
  • Division of IRAs, 401(k)s, private retirement plans, stock portfolios, stock options, investment accounts, bonds, etc.
  • Division of assets held in state or federal government retirement plans
  • Division of marital debt

For more information, view our property division FAQ page.

It is not uncommon for each party in a high-asset divorce case to have its own experts and for those experts to have conflicting opinions. We are committed to helping people achieve negotiated or mediated solutions to these disputes wherever possible, but we are also prepared to litigate and pursue appellate remedies whenever necessary.

Do You Have A Marital Agreement?

Marital agreements (prenuptial or postnuptial) are a common feature of high-asset divorce cases and can have a major impact on property division if valid. Our attorneys are skilled at both evaluating marital agreements in this context and at effectively seeking to have them enforced or invalidated according to the client's needs.

Experience, Professionalism And Responsive Client Service

At Duff Kronfeld & Marquardt P.C., you can expect the utmost discretion and professionalism with your financially complex or high-conflict divorce. Our attorneys are committed to providing you with attentive and responsive personal service and the answers and information you need to make the best decisions for your unique circumstances.

To schedule a confidential consultation, call our Fairfax office at 703-591-7475 or contact us online.