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What to expect in a high-asset divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 3, 2023 | Divorce

From a legal standpoint, all divorces are equal, but it becomes more complex when high assets are at risk. The dissolution of marriage comes with the dissolution of assets, which is a complex issue. Try to avoid these misguided decisions during a divorce settlement:

Hiding assets

You must make all your assets known under the Louisiana civil code. However, sometimes, one party in the marriage may attempt to conceal or choose not to disclose certain assets. However, in these situations, an experienced litigator can find and often will find those concealed assets, leading to a dire legal position for that individual.


Because divorce is such an emotionally turbulent procedure, both parties often want to get it over with as quickly as possible. You could find yourself agreeing to unfavorable terms by improper accounting. Make sure you are not at a disadvantage and avoid simply consenting to conditions to keep your ex-spouse quiet.

Seeking revenge

Divorce is an emotionally daunting process and it can often give rise to significant anger. When you behave out of spite and anger, you let your emotions get the best of you. Knowing when something warrants a proportionate reaction is key to saving you time and money in a divorce.

Tax complications

Alimony payments are not always tax-deductible, and much has changed since 2019. You must be aware of all taxes, even those involved when you transfer properties and assets or capital gains when selling the principal residence. Ignoring taxes in marital settlements can cause you to incur major debt.

You could be properly guided through the entire divorce with the professional experience of a seasoned lawyer.

What can an attorney do for you?

The right lawyer will consider the importance of what is due you. Someone knowledgeable will bring in accountants, tax experts and financial planners because he understands exactly what to expect. You may wish to speak with an attorney who can comprehend all the legal ambiguities that could affect your future financial situation.