High Net Worth and Complex Property Division in Divorce

Chicago Complex Property Division Divorce Attorney

Helping High Net Worth Clients with Property Division in Divorce

When divorcing spouses have a high net worth or complex marital estate, property division can be complicated and disputes frequently arise.  Moreover, high net worth marital estates often include a variety of assets, including real estate, trusts, investments, and retirement accounts, making an equitable division tricky and highly contested.

Illinois high net worth divorce attorney, Elliot Heidelberger focus’ on helping clients with complex marital estates reach a favorable property division in a divorce.  One way he seeks to protect the assets of high net worth clients before divorce may be through carefully drafted prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. In these cases, he will analyze the enforceability and applicability of the prenuptial or postnuptial agreement. If a divorcing couple does not have a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to govern property distribution, he will vigorously advocate on your behalf in order to ensure a favorable property division.

Our Chicago divorce property division lawyer carefully examines all assets and debts of the couple to determine the size of the marital estate and whether any assets may be excluded from the marital estate as non-marital assets. Elliot Heidelberger’s considerable knowledge of Illinois divorce laws, as well as applicable tax laws, allows him to assess the practical effect of the property division.

As a knowledgeable Chicago high net worth divorce attorney, he helps clients with the following issues:

  • Valuation and division of business assets
  • Suspected hidden assets
  • Enforceability of prenuptial or postnuptial agreements
  • Tax issues related to property division of complex marital estates, including those with investment assets or retirement accounts
  • Real estate valuation and property division
  • Appraisal or sale of unique assets

Elliot Heidelberger is a Fellow of the AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MATRIMONIAL LAWYERS and has been named by his peers as an ILLINOIS LEADING LAWYER and SUPER LAWYER in the area of family law.  Contact us at Naperville, Hanover Park and Chicago offices at (847) 497-5020 to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable Illinois high net worth divorce attorney to learn more about your options with respect to the division of a complex marital estate.