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Skilled Asset Division Attorney in Riverside Protects Your Property Rights

Experienced high-net-worth divorce lawyer serving the Inland Empire

For couples of means, the end of a marriage carries all the emotional challenges present in any divorce, plus added concerns about properly dividing valuable assets and maintaining the lifestyle to which they’ve grown accustomed. At the Law Offices of Julie M. Hill in Riverside, we have extensive experience representing spouses in high-net-worth divorces. We understand the complex asset division process in California and have the skills needed to protect your assets and reach a fair overall result.

Navigating the financial waters with the help of experts

Concerns about asset protection and cash flow can cause a great deal of bitterness, mistrust and even anger for both parties in a high-asset divorce. Since our firm’s founding in 2003, we have handled a wide variety of challenging situations involving one spouse hiding assets from another, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, taxation, and many other complex issues.

Whenever necessary, we work with financial experts to help locate and accurately value the couple’s assets and document any liabilities and debts they may have. These experts may include:

  • Accountants
  • Actuaries
  • Bankers
  • Business valuation specialists

This input gives us a full picture of your financial life so we can work toward an outcome that takes into account all of your assets and obligations.

Unweaving the unique asset division issues in high-asset divorces

Led by family law attorney Julie M. Hill, who has more than 20 years of legal experience, we help clients throughout Southern California get through the divorce process and achieve the goal of a prosperous post-divorce life. We take the time to investigate and resolve specialized issues related to high-net-worth divorce, including:

  • Hidden assets — Particularly common when a family business is involved, finding hidden assets often requires accountants to locate the property. Court sanctions may also be levied against the spouse who hid the assets.
  • Valuing businesses, including professional practices — When one or both spouses is a doctor, lawyer, architect or the owner of any other type of business, it is critical that the business be valued accurately. Challenges include valuing goodwill, the contributions the other spouse made to the business’ success and forecasting future revenue.
  • Qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO) — A QDRO may be needed before retirement benefits can be transferred from one spouse to another.
  • Premarital and postmarital agreements — We have experience enforcing and challenging prenups and postnups for our clients.
  • Real estate — Rental property, vacation property and other holdings are important assets that must be fairly valued during the divorce.
  • Overseas assets — We know how to locate assets held overseas so they can be taken into account during property distribution.

The Law Offices of Julie M. Hill is trusted by clients across California to resolve high-asset divorces efficiently and cost-effectively.

A note on California property law

California is a community property state. It’s a complex topic that we’ll explain fully when we meet, but community property rules basically mean that any assets or debts acquired by either spouse during the marriage are considered marital property, which is divided equally.

Separate property is acquired by a spouse before marriage or through inheritance. It remains that spouse’s property and is not divided. However, if the separate property appreciates in value during the marriage, then this added value may be subject to division.

Reach out to an experienced San Bernardino County high-asset divorce lawyer for guidance

Clients across California’s Inland Empire trust the Law Offices of Julie M. Hill in Riverside to protect their interests in high-asset divorces and related property division matters. Whether your situation requires challenging litigation or can be resolved out of court, you can trust us to guide you through the entire process. Call our office today at 888-860-6519 or contact us online to discuss your situation.

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  • Riverside Office
    3865 Jurupa Avenue
    Riverside, California 92506
    Phone: 951-682-2228