Complex Property Division

High-asset divorce cases raise complex accounting, valuation and liquidation questions. Often expert witnesses in complex cases are required to assist the court. The experienced attorneys at Christensen Law, located in Salt Lake City, work hard to prepare your case with the information the court needs to make an informed decision.

Our firm understands complex property division. We have significant experience with the division of retirement accounts, family owned businesses, division of real property and division of privately held ownership interests.

Please schedule an appointment by contacting our high-asset divorce attorneys online today. You may also call our firm at 800-511-7834 to speak with one of our attorneys.

Utah is an equitable division state. This generally means that each spouse is entitled to half of the marital property. However, the court may make an unequal distribution of assets if the overall division is approximately equal. Characterization of property as marital is often a difficult issue for the court. Our attorneys can help you prepare necessary evidence to prove your case on these issues.

Dividing Property In High-Asset Divorce Cases

Accurate asset valuations help a judge properly divide property equitably among both parties. To accomplish this, our firm works with financial experts such as forensic accountants and business valuation experts, when necessary, to ensure proper valuation is achieved.

We also have experience negotiating and litigating the division of:

  • Retirement assets
  • Family-owned businesses
  • Corporate assets
  • Trust assets
  • Pension payments
  • Stock options
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • Real estate
  • Locating Hidden Assets

Spouses may hide property during a divorce. Common methods for doing so include:

  • Purchasing items that could be easily undervalued
  • Storing cash
  • Under report income on tax returns
  • Overpay the IRS to get a refund down the road
  • Defer salary or bonuses
  • Set up accounts in the name of other persons
  • Create phony debt or transfer assets to other individuals
  • Our lawyers work diligently to discover the extent of the marital property.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about your case call us now at (801)303-5800 or email us at ssc@ccplawyers.com so you can find out about your case. Just for our records, when you call in could you please give the code 15-C, so we know to schedule a free consultation.

Cameron JohnsonComplex Property Division – Christensen Law