Aggressively Protecting Your Assets During Your Divorce

In addition to the emotional strain of separating your personal life from your spouse, you are also facing the stress of separating your assets. For individuals who have significant assets, this can be especially daunting.

During the division of property step of a divorce, all marital assets should be divided equitably between the two spouses. However, an equitable division of property does not necessarily mean a 50-50 split down the middle. You are at the mercy of the judge, unless you come to an amicable agreement with your spouse during mediation proceedings or signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement concerning assets and debts.

Asset Protection Is Important For High-Income Individuals

Any asset, property or account that was held by either spouse during the marriage — and many of the assets brought into the marriage — is considered marital property and may be at risk. Such assets may include:

  • Property, including real estate holdings and investments
  • Business ownership interests
  • Retirement accounts
  • Inheritance money
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Partial ownership of a valuable show animal.

If you are facing a high-asset divorce or fighting for the right to keep your modest marital home, seek the assistance of an experienced asset protection lawyer who will fight for your rights.

Ways You Can Protect Your Assets

There are several measures you can take, with the help of Pedro A. Cofiño, to ensure the protection of your fair share of the marital property. You can:

  • Draft and sign a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement
  • Hire a financial detective to uncover hidden assets
  • Get an up-to-date valuation of business holdings
  • Get a home appraisal to determine fair market value of the marital home
  • Hire a lawyer to review all bank records and assets and determine an equitable split

Helping You Protect Your Assets And Your Financial Future

For more than 30 years, Cofiño Trial Law has been fighting for the rights of clients seeking divorces throughout Florida. Arguing the finer points of the aspects of your divorce before a judge and achieving a favorable outcome is an art. We have the experience and drive to achieve your goals.

We represent people from all walks of life, including individuals with more complex asset situations such as same-sex couples and unmarried individuals who are experiencing property division issues because of separation.

Let Cofiño Trial Law Fight For You

Contact us online or call our Miami Beach office at 305-222-7389 to schedule your 30-minute consultation with an attorney. You have too much to lose, and we offer you a fighting chance for success. If you retain our services, the consultation cost will be applied to your retainer. Se habla español.