High Net Worth Divorce

Business owners, business executives, doctors, lawyers and other highly compensated professionals face complex issues above and beyond typical property division issues in divorce. In the case of business owners, aside from certain office assets, there may be nothing tangible to divide — it is not possible to sell a reputation, for example. In the case of high-asset professionals, they may have incentives, various forms of income, performance units, restricted and phantom stock, future options and discretionary incentive packages present complicated issues that require the knowledge and expertise of an experienced legal team.

At Fischler & Friedman, P.A., each of our attorneys has more than 25 years of experience and expertise dealing with complex High Net Worth Divorce of asset issues. We stay up to date with the constant changes to the law, which affect both marital and nonmarital property. We are prepared to address every aspect of high-asset property issues, including:

  • Asset characterization
  • Tracing
  • Valuation
  • Division

With respect to assets, including:

  • Executive compensation, stock option and payment plans
  • Retirement benefits
  • Employee profit-sharing plans
  • Pension funds
  • Defined benefit plans
  • Executive bonus
  • 401(k)s
  • Real estate/property
  • Businesses

Focused Experience And Expertise For High Net Worth Divorce

Attorney Michael A. Fischler has an MBA, and attorney Howard S. Friedman has a finance degree. The respective backgrounds of our principal family and divorce law attorneys gives our firm a distinct advantage when dealing with complex business, corporate and financial issues that arise in high-asset divorce cases.

We take a personalized approach to each client's case, with experience and knowledge to handle whatever approach will work best. Attorney Michael A. Fischler is a Certified Mediator in both Circuit Court and Family Court, and we have a wealth of experience and expertise resolving our clients' cases through mediation and other nonlitigious means. However, it is impossible in many cases to resolve the issues outside of litigation. We are experienced litigators who can protect your rights aggressively in the courtroom.

We are prepared to get in touch with our extensive network of forensic experts to value assets that are too complex or specialized for our team.

Contact us online, call 954-763-5778 for our office in Fort Lauderdale or call 239-333-1200 for representation in the west coast of Florida from one of our satellite offices in Naples and Fort Myers.