High-Asset Divorce and Complex Property Division

Property division is an important aspect of divorce. Even complex financial issues can be resolved in an out-of-court process such as mediation or collaborative family law, provided each party provides full disclosure of all assets. Court remains an option when a fair settlement cannot be reached in a private dispute resolution process.

Peterson Stark Scott is a firm of Surrey lawyers who have in-depth experience with property division in British Columbia. Our clients trust our ability to find, identify and value assets to ensure a fair settlement. As a full-service law firm, we offer clients the benefit of legal knowledge in diverse areas that have bearing on the outcome of their legal proceedings.

Knowledgeable Legal Advice for High-Stakes Asset Division

Although the Family Law Act has certain presumptions about how property is divided, a court can make exceptions in extraordinary circumstances. Spouses are also free to negotiate a different asset division from what the legislation provides. Because the issues can be delicate and have long-term effects, it is fundamental to hire an established lawyer who can strive for the best settlement.

Peterson Stark Scott can assist you if the assets at stake in your divorce include:

  • Company shares
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Family businesses
  • Patents and intellectual property
  • Self-employment earnings

Additionally, our team can ensure that full disclosure of financial assets is achieved during legal proceedings by identifying hidden or undeclared assets.

Part of achieving the best settlement is to discuss with you the results of any financial payment. Spousal support payments, for example, may or may not have income tax implications. Similarly, asset division must be structured so that it takes your full economic reality into account.

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For answers to your questions about high-asset divorce and complex property division, contact the firm. Call 800-675-2419 or 604-634-2308 or reach us online.