Should I Hire a Divorce Attorney, or Is There a Better Option? 4 Things to Consider.


When your marriage is over and your divorce involves the equitable distribution of businesses or other high-value assets, it is important to choose the right attorney to represent you. Of course, you need to choose someone with whom you feel comfortable, can communicate well, and who you can trust. But that doesn’t mean that you have to go with a traditional family law or divorce attorney.

While a divorce attorney may have experience in family law and the division of general marital assets, a business litigator may be better equipped to handle the complex financial and legal issues involved in the division of businesses or other high-value assets. In contrast, a business litigator experienced in representing high-income parties or parties who are business owners or otherwise have assets, may be better for your divorce and equitable distribution.

Divorce can be a complicated and emotionally charged process, especially with businesses or assets are involved. Don’t lose what you’ve earned. In these situations, it is important to have an experienced and skilled attorney on your side to help you navigate the legal process and protect your interests.

Here are some reasons why it may be better to hire a business litigator when your divorce involves the equitable distribution of businesses or other high-value assets:

  1. Expertise in business law: Business litigators are attorneys who are experienced in the legal issues related to businesses, including contracts, employment law, future rights, and intellectual property. We have a deep understanding of business law and can provide valuable insights and strategies for protecting your business or other high-value assets in a divorce.
  1. Experience in litigation and high-stakes cases: Business litigators are experienced in representing clients in court and have the skills and knowledge to effectively advocate for your interests. They are skilled in negotiation and can work to reach a fair and equitable resolution in your divorce case. And we don’t “just do it that way because that is how divorce attorneys always do it.”
  1. Ability to handle complex cases: Divorce cases involving businesses or other high-value assets can be complex, with multiple legal issues at play. Current financial rights, future financial rights, tax implications, private equity interests, future rights, and the list goes on. But business litigators like our team have the expertise and experience to handle these complex cases and can provide strong representation to protect your interests – and have the divorce issue experience.
  1. Collaboration with other professionals: Business litigators often work with other professionals, such as accountants and financial advisors, to gather and analyze financial data and provide a comprehensive approach to asset division.

In summary, when your divorce involves the equitable distribution of businesses, business interests, or other high-value assets, it may be better to hire a business litigator rather than a typical divorce attorney. Business litigators have the expertise, experience, and analytical skills necessary to effectively handle the complex financial and legal issues involved in this type of case, and can help protect your interests and ensure a fair resolution in your divorce case.

If you are facing similar concerns or if you have questions about divorce, please feel free to contact us here.

To learn more about these topics, you may want to listen to our podcast Legalities & Realities® episodes here: Divorce and Business Divorce.

Or see our information provided on these pages: Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Business Litigation, Employment Law.

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