Whether you started a successful business or have built an established clinic or accounting firm, you want to protect what you've built when you decide to divorce. However, many things can go wrong if you choose the wrong divorce lawyer. When considering which family law attorney to hire, it is important to ask about prior experience handling complicated cases.
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization certifies a small number of attorneys in the state as subject matter specialists. Certification requires that the attorney has practiced family law for at least five years and has passed the six-hour board certification exam. This is another credential to look for when hiring an attorney.
At the Law Offices of David M. Lederman, our team is led by a certified specialist in family law. Since 1997, we have solved complicated divorce issues for high net worth individuals throughout Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
Identifying and Dividing Complex Asset Portfolios
We will help you identify red flags that may indicate hidden assets or the improper characterization of property. Some of these issues may include:
- Tracing of mixed character property that may be partly community and partly separate
- Valuing primary residences, second homes, investment properties, jewelry and collections
- Reviewing stock options along with retention policies, bonuses and other types of compensation for business owners, entrepreneurs, professionals and executives
Often real estate professionals, industry appraisers and forensic accountants can provide valuable advice on these matters. For example, obtaining an accurate valuation on a property in the Bay area or Tahoe is crucial for a fair property division.
We know when to bring in experts and coordinate closely with them to obtain the best possible results that meet your overall goals.
Skilled Advocacy to Protect Your Interests
Our experienced family law attorneys can discuss potential issues after learning more about your unique case. Call 866-463-2149 or reach out to us online to set up an appointment at our Antioch or Walnut Creek office.