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Creative Solutions to Family Law Issues & Disputes – Westfield Divorce Lawyers
Our Westfield family law attorneys at Webster & Garino LLC have developed a reputation for developing effective solutions to domestic relations issues for people throughout the greater Indianapolis area like adoption services, divorce, high-net-worth divorce, marital asset & property division, child custody, spousal maintenance (spousal support), DNA testing & paternity issues, father’s rights, child support, and pre-nuptial agreements & challenges . We recognize that people seek us out during an uncertain and anxious time in their lives. Domestic disputes over the breakdown of a marriage, high conflict child custody disputes, and complex property division disputes can pose intense emotional and financial challenges for families. Our lawyers offer nearly three decades of collective experience when helping to restore stability and resolve contentious issues regarding disputes that impact the most intimate and fundamental facets of our clients’ lives and family relationships.
At Webster & Garino LLC, we take a problem-solving approach based on the specific needs and concerns of our clients. While we are prepared to tenaciously represent our clients’ interests and to provide persuasive advocacy, our attorneys recognize the benefits to our clients and their children when we negotiate workable, lasting amicable solutions. While a court can resolve contentious issues in a sophisticated high net worth divorce, custody dispute, or other family law matter, judge-imposed resolutions tend to be less satisfying for both parties than a negotiated settlement.
Our law firm has developed a reputation among peers, judges, and clients for effective representation in a broad range of family law cases, including complex divorces involving high conflict custody and high net worth marital estates. Our Westfield family law attorneys provide representation regarding many complex family law issues, including but not limited to the following:
- Division of difficult to value assets (e.g. stock options)
- Contentious custody disputes, including those involving allegations of child neglect/abuse, domestic violence, or substance abuse
- Drafting, negotiation, and litigation of pre-nuptial agreements
- Valuation and division of family businesses and professional practices
- Father’s rights (e.g. establishing paternal rights, modification of child support)
- Division of large marital estates (art, collectibles, real estate, vacation properties, stocks, boats, planes, etc.)
- Child support disputes involving executives, professionals, and other high earners
- Parental relocations
- Modification and enforcement of court orders
- Pursuing and defending motions for contempt of court orders
Divorces and legal separations involving high net worth individuals can be complicated. We take an approach similar to the division of a business partnership to minimize emotional distractions that can spur conflict and unnecessarily run up legal fees. While we will not hesitate to tenaciously advocate for our client’s interests, we recognize that people do not diligently accumulate their financial legacy only to have it frittered away in unnecessary and contentious litigation.
Special Challenges Presented by High Asset Divorce
Many marital dissolutions involve a party who was the primary earner while the other party has less knowledge regarding the family’s finances and less access to details about the marital assets and liabilities. Both parties in such a relationship face serious challenges. If you were the higher earning spouse or you operated a small business or professional practice, the breakdown of your marriage could threaten the future of your business, undermine your standard of living, and create financial uncertainty regarding your future. If your marital partner exercised primary responsibility for your family’s financial affairs and the management of your assets, you might face difficulties in accurately identifying and valuing your marital assets. These challenges are magnified if the other party to your divorce elects to divert, hide, or waste marital assets in violation of his or her disclosure obligations.
Our Webster & Garino LLC Indiana divorce lawyers have the experience and special knowledge required to navigate the complex asset valuation and discovery issues in divorces involving parties with a high net worth. Our attorneys regularly work with forensic accountants, business valuation experts, and other financial experts to ensure that our clients benefit from a fair valuation of professional practices, businesses, or difficult to value assets.
While we work diligently to mitigate the cost of a contentious divorce, we recognize that certain issues or a recalcitrant spouse might preclude an amicable settlement. When a case involving complex property and debt division issues calls for tough litigation, we are prepared to fight for our client’s interests. We engage in extensive discovery to uncover obscured sources of income, reveal hidden assets, and expose waste or inappropriate expenditures. We also analyze the proper valuation method for businesses and hard to value assets. Common issues in high net worth divorces include:
- Business/professional practice valuations
- Tracing of funds to identify hidden assets
- Analyzing the tax impact of alternative dispositions of assets and debts
- Dividing business interests
- Using financial experts
- Appraising rare items like antiques, art, and collectibles
- Dividing interests in real estate, such as vacation homes and investment properties
- Resolving high conflict custody disputes
Speak to an Experienced Family Law Attorney in Indiana
While we adapt our approach to fit a client’s preferences, needs, and objectives, we work to shield clients from involvement in high profile divorces that diminish the value of their marital estate by dragging on for years as attorney fees and litigation costs mount. Our Westfield family law attorneys represent clients in Carmel, Zionsville, Sheridan, Arcadia, Atlanta, Lebanon, Indianapolis and Boone, Hamilton, and Marion Counties.
Webster & Garino LLC is a full-service law firm located in Westfield, Indiana, offering practical solutions to individuals and businesses to help protect what matters most. We are committed to providing you with individual attention and quality legal assistance and guidance. Please call or email us for a free consultation.
Practical Solutions, Proven Results.
Webster & Garino LLC
104 N Union St.