STARTING THE DIVORCE PROCESS
Sometimes life doesn't go as planned. When faced with the ending of a marriage, you may be feeling all sorts of emotions. No matter how you are feeling, it is important to think objectively when it comes to the actual divorce process. Careful planning now can help you get through the legal process and move forward to a brighter future.
Becker Family Law protects the rights of people who are facing marriage dissolution in Texas. Through dedicated representation now, Becker Family Law can help you establish a firm foundation for your life going forward.
If you are interested in scheduling a time to meet with attorney, please contact Keith Becker by phone or email.
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you start your pre-divorce planning:
- Write down your questions: You will undoubtedly have many questions about the divorce process and what to expect as you go through the legal process. Write down your questions to discuss with your attorney during your initial consultation.
- Gather financial paperwork: Gather information about income sources, tax returns, bank accounts, assets and debts, and other pertinent information. This information will be important when proceeding with your divorce, so it is advisable to start collecting it at the earliest stage possible. Also, make copies of these documents and store them in a safe place.
- Consider your legal options: Many people are under the impression that divorce has to be difficult, adversarial and drawn-out. This is not always the case. Mediation is one option that allows couples to end a marriage through collaborative and cooperative means. There are other options as well that you can discuss with an attorney.
- Choose your attorney carefully: The ending of a marriage is a major life change. A divorce will affect you personally, legally and financially. It is critical that you work with an attorney who you can trust to handle your most personal legal matters. Your attorney will be your partner as you go through the legal process. Keith Becker will help you through every step and help you realize your goals for the future.
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HIGH ASSET DIVORCE
Asset division may seem straightforward during a divorce, but high-value or complex assets can add certain complications to the process. There are certain assets, such as a business partnership, that the other spouse cannot own. Instead, he or she can be compensated with other assets.
Not all assets are equal. For example, $100,000 in a bank account is much different than $100,000 in an IRA. Nonliquid assets possess varying levels of tax consequences, which can create complications during the property division process.
Becker Family Law handles a broad range of high-asset divorces for clients throughout the area. Our lawyer and legal staff have extensive knowledge and understanding of complex property division and the associated tax implications. We can identify and review the community property to properly advise you of your options, as well as the pros and cons for each. Our goal is to help you obtain a division agreement that will satisfy your interests.
Experienced Divorce Attorney and Complex Property Division
Becker Family Law and our legal team can assess and valuate any type of high-value assets, including
- Your home
- Second homes or vacation homes
- Residential or commercial investment property
- Family businesses
- Business valuation or partnerships
- Jewelry, fine art and other valuables
- Retirement savings(pensions, 401(k), etc.)
- Stocks and deferred compensation
- Hidden assets
- Undisclosed income
In addition to high assets, we can assist with complications due to debts in both or only one client's name. For exceptionally large portfolios, we also may consult with financial advisers to help with appraisals.
To speak with someone on our team about your high-asset divorce, call 214-826-1038. Or, if you prefer, you may send an email using our online contact