St. Louis Delayed Compensation Attorney
What if my spouse has significant income that only triggers conditionally at some unknown time in the future – can I claim a share of that income?
Many individuals with high income or wealth structure the receipt of their benefits to coincide with retirement so it may perform as a type of income during retirement. For example, an executive with a large corporation may receive stock options, golden parachutes and early retirement incentives. An individual may have an investment fund that delivers certain windfalls after reaching a certain age.
All of these income possibilities have two characteristics in common: they occur at some generally uncertain point in the future, and they are contingent upon the happening of some event. At the time of a divorce, placing a value on these forms of delayed compensation – in fact, just identifying they exist – can be extremely challenging.
An experienced and skilled attorney familiar with high asset divorce will retain experts and go through a process of identification and valuation of all delayed compensation, for the failure to identify these assets at the time of divorce can result in a highly imbalanced distribution of property that can be difficult if not impossible to correct at the time in the future it is discovered.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., we have had years of experience identifying and valuing all forms of delayed compensation. We help clients in identification and valuation, and we also help clients protect their rightful interests in these assets.
Our Top Delayed Compensation Blog Posts
Can I Protect My Retirement Funds In a Divorce? – When making retirement investments, spouses tend to plan together. Divorce, however, can upend that planning.
Social Security and Divorce – Divorced spouses have benefits through their former spouse, but there are restrictions.
A Word of Caution on Dividing Pension Benefits – Missouri courts look at a pension benefit as a mixture of separate property and marital property. Learn more about how this factors into dividing property in a divorce.
As you can see from the issues to resolve, the process is not just a short set of simple, self-executing rules, but involves many complex and often difficult questions of proof. Only a skilled and experienced attorney can properly advise you as to your rights with regard to delayed compensation and protect those rights in a legal proceeding.
At The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C, we have over fifty years of combined experience handling family law matters, including delayed compensation in high asset divorce. We help individuals understand their rights with regard to all issues, including high asset division. We have handled hundreds of trials before family court judges; if you choose The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C., you will have the benefit of a divorce attorney unafraid to go to court, advocate on your behalf and fully present your case.
Time to Act
Time is of the essence. As soon as you select The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. to represent you, we will immediately put our considerable experience and resources to work on your case. The sooner we can review the necessary information, the sooner we can formulate a strategy for your unique circumstances, helping to insure the best possible outcome.
Your future is at stake. Make the right call and contact us today at (314) 993-6300. There is no charge for the initial consultation – and the only obligation you have is the one you have to yourself to gain the best representation possible.
Contact The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C.
For an initial consultation with an experienced St. Louis family law attorney, contact us online or call our office at 314-993-6300. We will set up a telephone consultation, if necessary, and will meet with you on Saturday upon request. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are welcome.