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Protect Your Interests In High-Asset Divorce

Whether your high-asset divorce and property settlement require an accurate business valuation or real estate negotiation, an investigation of hidden assets, or division of retirement benefits or deferred income, we are the lawyers who can help. We are Amendola Doty & Brumley, PLLC.

We work hard to protect your right to everything, large and small, that you invested and collected during your marriage. Our more than 80 years of combined experience with complex divorce property division have built a reputation known for results throughout North Idaho.

Contact our firm in Coeur d’Alene today to schedule a initial consultation with our experienced high-asset divorce attorneys. You can reach our attorneys by toll-free phone calls to 208-449-1179, or by email or fax.

The full-service family law offices of Amendola Doty & Brumley, PLLC, serves every city and county in North Idaho, including Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint, St. Maries, Bonners Ferry, Moscow, Post Falls, Kellogg, Hayden and Wallace. Several of our lawyers are also licensed to practice in the state of Washington, including the Spokane area in eastern Washington.

Aggressive, Responsive And User-Friendly Divorce Services

Our high net worth divorce legal team protects your rights during all negotiations of complex marital property division. We focus on elements such as:

  • Primary residences, second homes, retirement homes and investment property
  • Motor vehicles and boats
  • Investments in antique furniture and art objects
  • Valuation of closely held family businesses
  • Memberships in associations and private clubs
  • Retirement benefits
  • Deferred income
  • Pensions
  • Stock options, stocks and bonds

Our attorneys are always amenable to the construction of an amicable settlement, to eliminate the need for a costly, time-consuming trial. If negotiations fail, however, we will not hesitate to aggressively pursue your goals in court.

Your questions about divorce are always welcome. We respond with honest answers and realistic assessments. At your initial consultation, we take great care to establish an atmosphere of comfort for you and confidence in us. We want you to feel completely at home when discussing the innermost details of your legal, personal and financial affairs.

Answers To Your Divorce Questions

While you are welcome to come and speak with us about your questions, we also wish to provide you with some easily accessible information to answer the most frequently asked questions that we receive regarding high-asset divorce.

Is a high-asset divorce procedurally different from a regular divorce?

Essentially, there is no legal difference between how a court handles a high-asset divorce and a normal divorce. However, in practice, several differences arise. Namely, higher asset divorces tend to involve more financial experts in order to account for and properly value all of the assets. Additionally, due to the number of assets, these cases can take longer than a traditional divorce and be more costly as legal fees accrue.

Will I need to hire a financial expert to help me with my divorce?

In most cases, it is a good idea to hire a forensic financial investigator to assist in your divorce. If you have extensive assets and suspect that your spouse may be hiding some, then a financial expert who specializes in discovering hidden assets can be essential to making sure that your divorce is fair. For highly complex portfolios, a certified public accountant can be essential to ensuring that they are properly valued during distributions. They can also help you organize your financial affairs.

Will I have to share all of my assets with my spouse?

Not entirely. Idaho is a community property state, which means that all assets that were earned or gained during the course of the marriage are considered community property. All of the property that you owned prior to the marriage and that you kept separate from it will normally stay yours. Anything that you and your spouse got after getting married, such as a house, car or other asset, will need to be shared equally. Normally, assets that you had prior to the marriage remain yours so long as you keep them separate from the marriage. However, if you use your separate assets for a community purpose, such as using funds to pay your mortgage, they can be converted into community property.

Contact Our Coeur d’Alene High-Asset Divorce Attorneys

For maximum availability of our experienced lawyers from start to finish of your case, contact our family law office at this toll-free phone number: 208-449-1179.