Although the legal processes are generally the same, high-asset divorces tend to be far more complicated than divorces involving average-sized marital estates. Assets are often diverse (liquid and illiquid) and may be tied up in business interests, investments and family trusts. It takes a dedicated attorney with significant experience to give high-asset divorce cases the attention and care they require.
My name is Linda D. States, and I am such an attorney. Before founding States Family Law in 2015, I spent a decade practicing family law at one of Sacramento’s premier law firms. I regularly worked on cases for high-asset clients. Now in solo practice, I utilize those skills for all clients, regardless of the size of their marital estate.
What Sets Our Firm Apart
Not every family lawyer is prepared to represent clients in a high-net-worth divorce. Here are just some of the practices that set my firm apart:
Collaboration with other professionals: Throughout my career, I have developed good working relationships with forensic accountants, appraisers and other financial professionals. I collaborate with these individuals in order to ensure that marital estates are accurately valued and inventoried.
Extensive use of discovery: My firm extensively utilizes the legal discovery process as a means of exposing hidden assets and fraudulent transfers and ensuring complete financial disclosure. If damage has been done by one party’s breach of fiduciary duty, I work to reverse it or seek other appropriate remedies.
Detailed knowledge of trusts: These financial arrangements regularly play a role in high-asset divorce cases. I am prepared to handle nearly any issue that may arise as the result of a trust.
Unparalleled experience with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements: These are also common in high-asset divorce cases, but may be need to be challenged or defended. Read more about my qualifications in this area on my prenuptial agreements page.
Contact My Sacramento Law Firm Today
To learn more about how States Family Law can help you, call me at 916-696-2425. You can also contact the firm via email.