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High Net Worth and High Income Divorce

Preserving your assets under Connecticut law

How do high net worth or high income domestic dissolutions differ from everyday divorces? The easiest answer is ... in every way imaginable. Founded in 1982, Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC effectively represents clients in high net worth and high income divorces. Our strategic lawyers think outside the box to put you in the most advantageous position possible and secure your financial future.

Understanding the value of your assets

You may not know the intricacies of your spouse‘s business and financial dealings or recognize the true value of your family‘s assets — especially those that are unusual or exceptional. Under Connecticut law, assets that might be considered in valuing your marital property include:

  • Hedge funds
  • Private equity funds
  • Complex commodity-based holdings
  • Retirement benefits
  • Executive compensation plans
  • Multi-level real estate investments or trusts
  • Majority and minority stock and partnership holdings

Our lawyers understand the complex issues affecting the value of these assets and how to apply them in your individual case.

Evaluating business value

When determining income, we consider sophisticated executive compensation plans that might involve:

  • Stock options
  • Deferred compensation
  • Restricted stock units
  • Defined benefit plans
  • Top-hat plans
  • Golden handshakes

In addition, we analyze closely held business interests and trusts in our business value assessments.

Our tactical use of forensic financial experts

We may recommend the use of on forensic financial experts — including tax specialists, forensic accountants and business evaluators — to obtain information that is as accurate as possible, and which can then be properly analyzed and evaluated. These professionals become part of our team, support our negotiations and empower you to make fully informed settlement agreements. Although we are usually successful at reaching our clients’ desired goals through negotiations, some couples are not able to agree on an equitable settlement for a variety of reasons. To give you an edge throughout the process, we thoroughly prepare the necessary financial investigation and asset valuations as though you are going to trial. Our financial experts regularly appear in court and are able to offer persuasive testimony and detailed documentation to present to the court.

To learn more about how we can protect your rights and help you fight for what you deserve in your high net worth divorce, please consult with our experienced Connecticut divorce attorneys

Learn more about protecting your assets during divorce. Call the Rutkin, Oldham & Griffin, LLC Westport office at 203-227-7301 or our Greenwich office at 203-869-7277 or contact us online to schedule your consultation. We also serve clients in Darien, Wilton, New Canaan and Fairfield.


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