High Net Worth Divorce

Where high net worth divorce cases differ from other divorces generally relates to the division of marital property. Given that the assets and property in these cases are substantial and varied, it can be challenging to divide up the assets in a way that is most beneficial to your interests. In New York, laws state that marital property has to be divided "equitably" but does not necessarily mean equally. All property acquired during a marriage by either spouse is subject to equitable distribution regardless of who controls or holds title to such property. Property subject to equitable distribution in a high net worth divorce case can include:

  • Business ventures
  • Real estate investments
  • Shell companies and multi-layered LLCs/LLPs
  • Multiple bank accounts
  • Offshore accounts
  • Stock options and restricted stock units
  • 401(k)s and pensions
  • Trusts
  • Licenses and degrees
  • Art, collectibles and antiques

We at Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates have many years’ experience in business litigation and commercial disputes in which the identification and location of assets is critical to the success of our clients. We bring this vast experience to high net worth divorce cases in order to make sure our clients receive the highest possible equitable share of all marital property during their divorce. Many times there are situations where a spouse will try to hide assets in an effort to retain for themselves what are, in reality, marital assets subject to equitable distribution. We at Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates will work tirelessly to locate and identify all marital assets and to expose any efforts by a spouse to hide assets that should be subject to equitable distribution.