When you are working through a divorce, you need an attorney who can effectively protect your assets while also being sensitive to the emotional nature of the situation. At the law firm of J. Randal Hunter, Attorney at Law, we have more than 30 years of experience helping individuals in New Bern and throughout North Carolina resolve high-asset divorce matters.
Because discovery can play a crucial role in high-asset divorces, we work with financial experts to help ensure all of our clients’ assets and liabilities are accounted for and accurately valuated. Then, we work closely with our clients to determine the most effective way to divide those assets, including:
- Family-owned businesses and business interests
- Investment and vacation property
- Retirement accounts, including 401(k) plans, pensions and military benefits
- Stocks and bonds
- Art and antique collections
Financial Considerations During Asset Division
Dividing large estates is more complicated than giving each spouse half of every asset. Many assets — such as retirement accounts or stocks — lose value if they are withdrawn or divided. We work with financial experts to understand and address the short-term and long-term financial ramifications of dividing assets.
In addition, asset division can cause other complications such as tax problems, estate plan concerns or bankruptcy. Although we do not focus on those areas of law, we recognize when those problems may arise, and we advise our clients about their options.