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Attorneys Who Understand the Complexities of High-Net-Worth Divorces in Connecticut

Our divorce lawyers know that divorce becomes more complicated when the stakes are higher and plan your strategy accordingly

At Collins Hannafin, P.C. we represent spouses in divorce proceedings involving substantial property and highly valuable personal assets. High-net-worth divorces require a degree of sophistication that only seasoned family law attorneys possess. Collins Hannafin’s divorce practice has the requisite experience and resources to ensure the financial interests of you and your children are protected.

The significance of sworn financial statements

All spouses seeking divorce must file sworn financial statements setting forth all their income and assets. In high-net-worth divorces, these involve complex calculations, analyses and determinations. The significance of the sworn financial statement becomes exponentially greater in high-net-worth divorces because they reveal crucial information for a proper and fair division of the income and marital property. Our divorce attorneys know where to look for inaccuracies or incomplete information in financial documents that raise red flags and will orchestrate appropriate investigations.

Additional considerations of property division in high-net-worth divorces

High-net-worth divorce encompasses large amounts of real and personal property held in simple and complex ways. Absent a valid prenuptial or postnuptial agreement delineating asset division, the court must divide all assets and income equitably. In Connecticut, assets and income are divided by the courts on the basis of “equitable factors” outlined in our laws such as the length of marriage, needs of the parties, health, education and others. Analysis by forensic accountants and licensed valuators may be necessary for the proper allocation of:

  • Investment accounts
  • Retirement accounts
  • Real estate
  • Business interests
  • Trusts
  • Restricted stock and stock options

Our experienced divorce attorneys offer options in high-net-worth divorces

Our family law attorneys know divorce and possess the requisite legal skills and knowledge to handle complex divorces either in mediation, collaborative divorce or contested litigated divorces. Each process offers advantages and disadvantages to high net worth individuals. An honest discussion with a Collins Hannafin divorce attorney can match your individual goals to a process best suited to achieving these goals.

Contact us for your high-net-worth postnuptial agreement or divorce representation needs

The attorneys at Collins Hannafin, P.C. have extensive resources provided by our multidisciplinary legal practice, which we use to seek the best options and strategies for your case. Call 203-885-1938 or contact us online for more information about your high-net-worth divorce options.

Our high-net-worth divorce lawyers are Eva M. DeFranco, Laura A. Goldstein and Robert M. Optozner.


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