Experience In High Asset Divorce And Property Division

Even if you are committed to a fair division of marital assets, it's easier said than done. What assets are marital? What is each asset really worth? What are the tax implications of your decisions? How are alimony and child support related to the property division process?

The renowned attorneys at Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, P.C. bring their considerable skills to achieve an accurate, creative and efficient marital settlement for each client. We firmly believe that even complex marital estates valued in the millions can be resolved out of court, through negotiation, collaborative divorce or mediation. But when necessary, we are also experienced trial lawyers who will fight for you in litigation to resolve contested issues.

Our firm represents men and women from across the country, of all income levels and occupations, and in the military, in family law matters in the Pittsburgh metro area, Allegheny County and surrounding counties of Western Pennsylvania. We have special experience in representing professionals, business owners and same-sex couples and their unique issues in property division disputes. Arrange a private consultation today.

A Comprehensive Approach To Property Division

Our attorneys have resolved thousands of divorces and handled all types of assets, including:

  • Professional practices and closely held businesses
  • Retirement funds are complex to value, and they may even be as valuable as the family home. We ensure that the domestic relations order (QDRO), which divides and transfers retirement portfolios with deferred tax consequences, is qualified and approved by the Court and the Plan Administrator.
  • The disposition of the marital home is a crucial decision. Will there be sufficient support to enable one spouse to stay in the house? What will the other spouse receive? What are the tax considerations of selling or keeping the home? How and when will proceeds be divided if the house is listed for sale?
  • Second homes, timeshares, condos and investment properties
  • Stocks and other investments
  • Vehicles
  • Antiques and other collectibles

We begin with identifying marital assets and debts, looking at prenuptial agreements and other factors for characterizing assets as marital versus nonmarital property. If needed, we will work with appraisers, accountants and other financial experts as necessary to determine the value of marital assets, and the tax consequences of each.

Pennsylvania law requires consideration of the tax consequences of assets awarded to each party. We have the knowledge, experience and relationships with experts to address the tax issues related to each asset. In addition to tax issues relative to assets, it is necessary to consider the tax consequences of both receiving and paying support. The structure of these payments can have significant tax ramifications to both parties.

Raphael, Ramsden & Behers is recognized as a leader in Allegheny County and statewide in divorce law and property division. Call us at 412-471-8822 to schedule a confidential discussion of your unique situation. You can also contact us online .