A divorce settlement is rarely a simple divide-by-two equation. This is especially true in a high-asset divorce. The value of assets is subject to debate. Income can be harder to pin down. A business or professional practice must be factored in – and protected.
The law firm of Sheridan & Dulas, P.A., welcomes complex divorce cases. We have the experience and the network of experts to tackle the legal and financial dilemmas, and the skill to forge a settlement in an efficient and cost-conscious fashion. We are not afraid to litigate when it is prudent or necessary, but we strive to keep our clients out of court when there is little to be gained besides a Pyrrhic victory.
Divorce For Minnesota Business Owners And Other High Earners
Many of our clients are high net worth individuals, such as physicians, lawyers, corporate executives, and owners and partners of closely held businesses. Our high-asset clients also include teachers, law enforcement personnel, and others who have attained substantial incomes and pensions in their careers. We commonly represent spouses of high earners.
Our attorneys are knowledgeable about the complex considerations in a high-asset divorce, such as:
- Business valuations
- A professional practice or advanced degree
- Pensions, 401(k) and other retirement savings
- Stock options and deferred compensation
- The marital residence
- Second homes, vacation and investment properties
- Vehicles, artwork, jewelry and other valuables
- Hidden assets or undisclosed income
- Spousal maintenance (alimony)
- Separate property (non-marital assets)
- Prenuptial agreements
Sophisticated Counsel For High-Income Clients And Complex Property Division
Attorney DeAnne Dulas has practiced since 1996, focusing primarily on family law and real estate. Her approach is to get everything on the table and forge a settlement rather than spending resources needlessly on protracted litigation. She helps clients identify their goals and form a strategy to protect their interests in the immediate disputes and in the long term. However, DeAnne is an accomplished trial lawyer who has litigated complex issues relating to asset valuation, commingled assets, QDROs, forensic accounting, and other matters arising in high net worth cases.
We are also sensitive to our high net worth clients’ desire for privacy. We act with the utmost discretion, and we work to avoid public proceedings and to keep the details of settlements confidential. We also work to ensure that a divorce does not have an adverse impact on our client’s business, professional practice, or career.
A High-Asset Divorce Is Still A Divorce
We know that divorce is never just about the money. It’s about fairness. It’s about financial security. It’s about your children and their needs. It’s about taking control of your life and moving forward. We provide moral support, perspective, and legal savvy to get you through this trying process and emerge on solid footing for the future.
Contact Sheridan & Dulas, P.A. online or call 651-686-8800. Our family law attorneys practice across the Twin Cities, including Dakota, Washington, Hennepin, Scott, Carver, Ramsey, Goodhue, and Anoka counties.