St. Louis High Asset & Lifestyle Attorney
Parties with a high net worth experience a lifestyle far above the norm. Will a divorce destroy that lifestyle expectation?
When both spouses in a high asset family make large contributions to the income or overall wealth of the family, it will not be difficult for both spouses to continue their standard of living. However, when one spouse has been the homemaker and accustomed to a certain lifestyle, a divorce certainly threatens to diminish that lifestyle.
Missouri law specifically states that courts can consider the lifestyle during the marriage as the “norm” to continue after divorce. In this case, normal is a very subjective concept and also very important to the non-earning spouse who nevertheless helped raise the children and keep the household in order, and the law can reward that spouse with a sense of continuity.
Because lifestyle is a subjective concept, it will take a skilled and experienced attorney to assure that the court understands the meaning of lifestyle for that particular individual. Living in a particular level of real estate, maintaining luxury cars or club memberships, having a certain wardrobe – all of these must be “normed” and valued, and some form of compensation, through a combination of property division and maintenance, would need to be fashioned to assure lifestyle continuity.
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 divorce attorney can properly advise you as to your right to high asset divorce 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 lifestyle continuity 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 ensure the best possible outcome.