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TX divorce lawyerAll Texas divorces must be conducted in compliance with state law. However, this doesn’t mean that all divorces are the same. High asset divorces, in particular, come with unique issues. For this reason, it is especially important for those with significant, unique, or diverse assets who have decided to dissolve their marriages, to retain an experienced high asset divorce attorney who is well-versed in these issues and can ensure that their interests and rights are protected.

Financial Complication

One of the most difficult parts of the divorce process is deciding how assets will be divided. This is especially true for those with significant assets who don’t have a prenuptial agreement, as the process of identifying, appraising, and attempting to divide property is much more complex. In these cases, it is not uncommon for couples to have rare or unique property, such as real estate, antiques, artwork, and jewelry, that is both difficult to appraise and divide. It is also much easier in these situations for one spouse to try to hide specific assets, which is both unlawful and could result in an unfair property settlement agreement.

Emotional Implications

Even when a couple has an amicable relationship, going through a divorce is stressful. In many cases, these high emotions are only fueled in high asset divorces, as there is simply more to fight over. It’s also not uncommon for one spouse to have more knowledge of finances and property ownership, in which case, the other party could end up with an unfair settlement if the more financially knowledgeable spouse failed to disclose the ownership of certain property. This, in turn, can make the divorce process even more emotional for the wronged party.

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Texas divorce lawyerMany couples who enter into a marriage with significant assets of their own choosing to create a premarital agreement, which ensures that property acquired prior to the marriage will not be divided upon divorce. However, prenuptial agreements are only enforceable in court if they are created in accordance with specific standards, so if you or your future spouse have significant assets, it is critical to speak with an experienced high asset divorce attorney who can ensure that your agreement is valid and will not later be thrown out by the court.

Defenses to Enforcement

There are only a few ways that a person can defeat a premarital agreement, including by proving that:

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Texas complex custody attorney, Texas high asset divorce lawyer, child custody laws, Estimates suggest that around one million couples divorce in America each year. A percentage of those couples are parents of children with special needs. Often more prone to experiencing emotional distress during the changes that may occur during and after a divorce, the special medical, behavioral, therapeutic, and/or basic care needs must continue amidst the chaos. As such, divorcing parents of special needs children need to know how to effectively navigate the process while still ensuring that the best interest of their child is protected and considered.

Understanding Custody Arrangements for Special Needs Children

Like custody arrangements for all children, the decisions regarding where a special needs child will live, and how much time they receive with a noncustodial parent are based upon the child’s “best interest.” Keep in mind that this is a very broad term, and it is based upon numerous factors. As it pertains to children with special needs, these factors may include (but are not limited to):

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