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Navigating Complex Asset Division And Preserving Your Rights

Every divorce has its challenges. But when you and your spouse have accumulated significant assets during your marriage, determining which of you gets to keep what share of the wealth is a complex problem. Fortunately, at Conlon, McGlynn & McCann, we have more than 60 years of combined experience guiding high-income clients through the divorce process. We will help you maintain your lifestyle and ensure you receive a fair share of the wealth.

Avoiding An Unjust Property Distribution

In Connecticut, each divorcing spouse is entitled to an equitable share of the marital property, or the assets the two of you acquired during the marriage. “Equitable” means you receive a fair portion. You did not have to earn an income at any point during the marriage to keep your equitable share. We will inform you of all your property rights going in so you can make smart choices during negotiations.

We will help you negotiate a fair division of assets, including:

  • 401(k)s, Roth IRAs and other retirement accounts
  • Ownership in one or more businesses
  • Real estate, such as the family home, vacation homes and rental properties
  • Family heirlooms, antiques, artwork, jewelry and other valuable chattels

Often, there are disputes about whether certain items are marital property or nonmarital property belonging to one spouse alone. Our attorneys are deeply familiar with classifying property in divorce proceedings. We will work to keep your separate property in your hands.

Other Issues In High-Asset Divorce

Spousal support, commonly known as alimony, is a common issue when wealthy couples divorce. We will give your strong, experienced representation, whether you are seeking alimony or you object to your spouse’s demand for assistance. During negotiations, we are often able to exchange spousal support for other valuables, such as the family home or a stake in a family-owned business.

If you have children with your ex, relocation could also become an issue. You may wish to move out of Connecticut and take the kids with you, or your ex might try to do the same. Either way, someone’s parental rights are going to be dramatically affected. One of our lawyers will work with you to find a solution that is best for your children while also respecting your rights as their parent.

Questions About Our Marriage Dissolution Practice?

Contact Conlon, McGlynn & McCann, to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced divorce attorneys. Call 203-222-8686 to reach our Westport office. We provide personalized representation and support to clients in Fairfield County and throughout western Connecticut.