Complex Divorce Attorneys in Denton
Helping You Navigate Complicated Divorce Proceedings
While some divorces are relatively straightforward, others are extremely complex. Notably, “simple” divorce matters are not always amicable; “complicated” divorce proceedings are not always hotly contested. The practical reality is that complex divorce cases present more opportunities for disputed issues to arise and greater chances for differing opinions as to what is “fair.” Hiring a knowledgeable Denton complex divorce attorney is critical for you and your case.
The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline is well-versed in the many nuances of Texas law governing divorce proceedings and related family law matters. Specifically, our legal team has several years of experience negotiating and mediating highly complex divorce settlement agreements. Additionally, in cases where settling is not possible (for a number of possible reasons), we are more than ready, willing, and able to represent our clients’ interests in court. We have significant experience litigating hundreds of complex divorce cases in courts throughout Denton and North Texas.
Let us work together at your side to get you and your loved ones through your complex divorce. Call today at (940) 400-0475 to schedule your consultation.
What Constitutes a “Complex” Divorce?
When we refer to a divorce case as “simple” or “complex” we do not mean this in terms of emotional weight and significance. In the legal community, classification of a divorce matter as “complex” simply means that the facts of the case may require the need for financial experts, child psychologists, specialized legal analysis, multiple hearings, and other procedures.
Many factors may lead to complex divorce proceedings, including the following:
- Significant marital assets: Large bank balances, investment accounts, multiple real estate properties, and other accounts and items of significant value.
- Debts: Individual v. marital—i.e., who is responsible for repayment?
- Business interests: Business ownership or interests (goodwill, intellectual property, investments, real estate, etc.).
- Child custody disagreement: Disagreements as to best interests of the children, appointment of a neutral third party to conduct an investigation, and allegations of acts and conduct detrimental to the children.
- Income disputes: Disputes regarding the stated income of the other spouse (such as when a spouse is self-employed, and profits and losses can be manipulated) and allegations of incomplete or missing income.
- Future interests: Factual and legal disputes regarding the existence and nature of a spouse’s interests as a beneficiary of a trust, will, etc.
- Allegations of improper conduct: Allegations that a spouse improperly moved, transferred, hid, or spent marital assets.
- Battling experts: Conflicting expert opinions regarding valuation, best interests of the children, etc.
- Disputed classifications of assets as marital or individual
- Conflicting opinions regarding a spouse’s contributions to the marriage
- Allegations of fault
- Irreconcilable positions as to what constitutes a fair and equitable division of the marital assets (and debts), financial support, and/or parenting
Valuation, Division & What is Fair
Even the most complex divorce can be broken down into three basic components:
- Property division
- Financial support (spousal and/or child)
- Child custody/parenting
All three of these areas must be resolved in some way or another before a divorce can be finalized. When parties cannot reach an agreement as to one or more of these issues, the case becomes more complicated.
For example, with respect to what constitutes a “fair” division of property, each and every asset and debt must be identified, valued, and divided. This is not always easy. The hiring of experts such as CPAs, forensic accountants, business valuation professionals, and others may be necessary.
Contemplating Divorce? We Can Help.
If you are contemplating a divorce, or if you have been served with divorce papers, it is always advisable to hire competent legal representation as soon as possible. Seemingly simple divorce matters often turn complex and messy, so why not have a skilled advocate at your side from the very beginning?
When it comes to property division, financial support, and/or custody of your children, you can’t afford to take chances with inexperienced or incompetent legal counsel. You need a legal team that will fight for your rights. Our team at The Law Office of Gregory C. Goline can help you walk away from your divorce with what you fairly deserve.
We have good relationships with many experts, and we have earned a reputation as a leading divorce law firm. If your case contains complex issues of fact or law, our complex divorce lawyers in Denton can help.
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