Nashville-Area Lawyer Handling Complex Asset Division
When your divorce involves substantial or complex property, dividing your assets involves more than decisions about who gets the house. Equitable distribution of professional practices, family-owned businesses, investments, inherited property and other complex assets requires the assistance of an attorney with considerable financial knowledge.
Family law attorney Lisa Millican Ewing has the financial background to resolve the issues of complex asset division effectively. In addition to being a divorce lawyer, Attorney Ewing has an undergraduate degree in business management with a major in accounting. Before launching her legal career, she ran her own professional consulting firm.
Contact us today to discuss your case. We represent clients in Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Wilson counties and throughout Middle Tennessee.
An Experienced Divorce Lawyer With a Business Background
At the Ewing Law Office LLC, we have the experience and financial skills to protect your rights during marital property division, whether through negotiation, mediation or trial. We can assist you with the division of marital assets and debt, including:
- Professional practices and family-owned businesses
- Retirement savings, 401(k) plans, IRAs, and pension plans
- Bonuses and performance-based compensation
- Stocks, stock options and investment accounts
- Real estate ventures
- Inherited property
- Valuable collectibles
- Intellectual property assets
The first step in developing a plan for the equitable distribution of your property is to ensure that everything that belongs in the marital estate is included. In the rare cases where one spouse may have hidden assets or income, we can work with forensic accountants and other investigators to discover it. We will also determine whether any of your assets should be considered yours and yours alone.
The most important issue in most cases is obtaining a fair and accurate valuation of each asset. Current and future value, appreciation and depreciation, buyout agreements, business succession plans, and other issues will need to be considered. Once your property is properly categorized and valued, the appropriate and equitable division of your community property depends largely on the effect of any prenuptial agreements and the application of California law.
Division of Marital Debts
Just as the division of marital property is to be equitable, so is the division of debts. However, the rules can be complex and riddled with exceptions. For example, student loans are typically considered separate debts, since the spouse attending college is thought to benefit from the loans. As an experienced divorce lawyer, however, Ms. Ewing has seen many exceptions made based on exactly how the student loans were used. She will be happy to discuss your situation with you and help you evaluate your options.
Contact the Ewing Law Office
To discuss the division of your marital assets and debt with a divorce lawyer who has a background in business management and accounting, contact us online or call us at (615) 800-3720 for a free initial phone consultation. We offer same-day, evening, and weekend appointments at our office, which is conveniently located one block from the Davidson County historic courthouse. We charge reasonable rates and accept credit cards for our services.