Roberts, P.C.

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2100 Manchester Road, Building B, Suite 1085, Wheaton, IL 60187

Wheaton, IL High Net Worth Divorce Attorney

Naperville Complicated Divorce Lawyer

Lawyer for Complex Divorce Cases Involving Business Valuations, Pensions, Stocks and Real Estate

As spouses work to dissolve their marriage, they must address a wide variety of legal matters, including the division of marital property, the allocation of parental responsibility and parenting time, and child support obligations. While resolving these issues can be difficult in any divorce case, the process can become incredibly complicated when one or both spouses earn a high income or own valuable assets.

At Roberts, P.C., we have represented clients in many high net worth divorce cases involving business owners, sports figures, and officers and directors of publicly traded companies. With his experience in business litigation, Attorney Chuck Roberts has a unique and in-depth understanding of the legal issues involved in these cases, the complications that can arise, and the best options for reaching a positive outcome.

Common Concerns During High Net Worth Divorce

  • Division of assets - Identifying the full extent of a couple's marital property and determining what is considered marital or non-marital can become very complex when either spouse owns significant assets. In high net worth marriages, ownership of multiple homes or real estate properties, high-value artwork or jewelry, complex investment portfolios, and retirement accounts or pensions may all be in question. Spouses may also be concerned that their former partner is hiding assets to avoid dividing them during divorce.
  • Business ownership - Determining each spouse's ownership interests in small or closely-held businesses can be a complicated manner, and spouses will often want to determine how to divide these interests while keeping the business intact.
  • Corporate executives - People in leadership positions in large companies are often unprepared for the level of public scrutiny that is placed on their personal lives during divorce, and it is important for them to understand what they may be required to disclose to their Board of Directors.
  • Spousal maintenance - When one spouse earns significantly more than the other, they may be required to pay spousal support (also known as alimony) to their former partner. However, the guidelines for calculating spousal maintenance under Illinois law only apply in cases when spouses earn a combined annual income of less than $500,000. In divorces involving spouses who earn more than this amount, maintenance will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Child support - The amount of financial support which a parent is obligated to provide for their children following divorce is determined using statutory guidelines based on both parent's incomes. However, Illinois law does not provide guidelines for cases in which parents earn a combined income higher than $30,000 per month. In these cases, the court will decide on a reasonable amount of support that will meet children's needs and provide for their best interests.
  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements - In many high net worth marriages, spouses have executed a premarital or postmarital agreement which describes how property will be divided during divorce or whether one spouse will pay spousal maintenance to the other. These agreements must be reviewed to ensure that their terms are enforceable.

Contact a Wheaton High Asset Divorce Lawyer

After the work you have put in during your years of marriage, you deserve to have the financial resources you need after your divorce. At Roberts, P.C., we can help you fully understand the complex legal and financial issues that you must address, and we will help you reach a resolution that protects your rights and your financial security. Contact a DuPage County divorce attorney today by calling 630-668-4211 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients in Naperville, Oak Brook, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Glendale Heights, Burr Ridge and throughout DuPage County and Kane County.

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