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How to Keep Your Financial and Property Assets Safe During Divorce

Posted by Crissy Del Percio | Dec 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Protecting your assets and wealth during proceedings is of utmost importance. In this article, let's discuss ways you can do during proceedings so you can have insights into nuances in divorce law as well as strategies available to you that could protect what matters most. As soon as you're facing divorce, you must safeguard your assets and wealth. Gaining an understanding of local divorce laws will enable you to make informed decisions. Here are some important factors to remember:

Timing
Timing of asset protection efforts is of vital importance. For optimal results, measures should be put in place well ahead of any impending or existing divorce proceedings. Nonetheless, strategies can still be employed to limit any financial losses during such proceedings.

The importance of transparency
Transparency is at the core of successful wealth protection. Revealing all financial details relating to assets and liabilities not only meets legal requirements but also builds trust between spouses in divorce proceedings. Failing to disclose certain assets could have severe legal ramifications that alter the outcome of any settlement agreement reached during negotiations.

Financial advisors
Financial advisors can be invaluable allies in protecting your wealth. Their assistance in tracking and valuating assets to ensure nothing slips through is particularly valuable when handling complex portfolios or assets of high value.

Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
Prenuptial or postnuptial agreements are an invaluable resource for protecting assets during divorce. Although legally binding, these legally binding contracts provide clarity and protection to both parties involved. When properly drawn up and detailed, pre/postnups provide certainty in regards to the division of assets and financial obligations should the marriage end in divorce.

Trusts
Trusts may be beneficial in certain instances as part of your strategy for asset protection. Trusts offer one way to shield specific assets during divorce proceedings, including inheritances or businesses acquired before marriage. Before setting up any trust structures it's wise to consult a lawyer to ensure yours are legal and meet all the needs.

Divorce and taxes
Divorce can have tax repercussions, so it is wise to consider their effects when making decisions regarding asset division. Consulting a tax professional is key to understanding these complexities and coming up with an efficient asset division strategy.

Team communication
Communication between you and your legal team during the divorce process is of utmost importance. Your lawyer should possess a solid knowledge of divorce law and asset protection. Together you can create a legal strategy that meets all your financial priorities and goals.

Emotions
Emotionally charged divorce proceedings can lead to hasty financial decisions that don't serve your best interests. While it is essential to acknowledge and manage emotions when making asset protection decisions, asset protection decisions should be approached with rational thought and strategies in mind.

 

Protecting assets and wealth during divorce requires taking an aggressive and strategic approach. By understanding the legal landscape and engaging professionals, you can confidently navigate divorce proceedings while safeguarding both your assets and creating a solid foundation for the future.

If you want to learn more about the topic or any topic related to divorce, or if you want to consult a divorce lawyer, you can find the best legal professionals at Drama Free Divorce. Just dial (816) 615-5555 and talk to our staff. At Drama Free Divorce, our divorce attorneys are always ready to serve you!

About the Author

Crissy Del Percio

Crissy Del Percio is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. Additionally, she received her undergraduate degrees in Journalism (News and Information) and Communication Studies from the world-renowned home of the Jayhawks – the University of Kansas. She has been practicing law for a decade and spent the first part of her career specializing in helping low-income survivors of domestic violence. Now at Drama-Free Divorce, Crissy enjoys helping people consciously uncouple. She is also a Guardian Ad Litem and domestic mediator. Crissy has won a number of prestigious awards for her work in public service, but you likely recognize her from her acting career, where she is also an award-winner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her egregiously overpriced dog, Augustus Rodham and knitting. 

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