Filing for a High Net-Worth Divorce in Arizona

High net-worth divorce can be as complicated as it may be contentious. If you will be going through a high net-worth divorce, the single best thing you can do to protect your rights and interests is to retain an experienced divorce lawyer like Scottsdale Attorney Karen A. Schoenau to represent you moving forward.

For more than 35 years, Karen Schoenau has been providing the highest quality legal services to her clients going through divorce, including high net-worth divorce in Arizona.

Issues to Consider With High Net-Worth Divorce Cases

Although divorce cases that do not involve substantial assets can be complex and can require various considerations, the following are just some of the specific factors that tend to be more important in high net-worth divorce cases:

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High net-worth divorce can be as complicated as it may be contentious. For the best representation in high net-worth divorce, contact Scottsdale Attorney Karen Schoenau.
  • Determinations regarding separate versus marital property – Marital property (or community property) is typically any asset that was acquired during the course of a marriage. However, it’s possible for some separate property to become marital property, and there can be a lot of grey area when assessing whether certain assets are, in fact, part of the community property.

    Depending on your situation and a particular high net-worth divorce case, fighting to get more or less of the separate property declared to be part of the community property may be in your best interests in your high net-worth divorce case.

  • Businesses – In many high net-worth divorce cases, one or both partners may have at least one business that can be impacted by the divorce. Figuring out how to protect your business in a high net-worth divorce can be critical to its future success, as well as your financial future.
  • Prenuptial agreements – It’s not uncommon for high net-worth divorce cases to involve prenuptial agreements, as people entering into marriage with a lot of their own assets may want to protect these assets in the future.Depending on the details of your divorce, trying to get provisions of prenuptial agreements (or the entire agreement itself) upheld or thrown out can be an important consideration in your case.
  • Tax implications – Just as there are tax implications for getting married, there can also be tax benefits and/or consequences in divorce, especially for high net-worth couples. Just some of the tax considerations that can come into play in high net-worth divorce cases include:
    • Whether to file taxes jointly or separately for the year of the divorce
    • Whether liquidating marital assets (e.g., homes) will have tax consequences
    • Which parent will claim the dependent child(ren) on their future tax returns
    • Whether there may be capital gains on liquidated marital property.
You can Trust the Scottsdale Divorce Attorney at the Law Office of Karen A. Schoenau

Do you need help with a high net-worth divorce in Arizona? If so, you can count on Phoenix and Scottsdale Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau for honest answers, effective representation and the best possible outcomes to your case. Since 1987, Karen Schoenau has been committed to providing her clients with the highest quality legal services and working diligently to help bring their divorce cases to successful resolutions.

To receive professional advice and learn more about how Divorce Attorney Karen Schoenau can help you, schedule an initial consultation with her today by calling 480-209-1918 or by emailing us using the contact form.

From her offices based on Scottsdale, Attorney Karen Schoenau represents clients throughout the metropolitan Phoenix area and the state of Arizona, including in Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Maricopa County, Pinal County, and Gila County.

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Karen is highly respected in the legal community. She is effective and thorough. Karen just keeps going regardless of the odds.
Karen was extremely helpful setting up my petition for conciliation. She is by far the most knowledgeable attorney regarding the necessary paperwork, how to file the petition and where it has to be submitted. She listened intently when I was describing my situation and intentions. She was very responsive to my questions and request. She is trustworthy and diligent . I would recommend her to anyone having marital issues. Mark
Very high customer/client considerate. We found Karen when we were forced to leave another Phoenix lawyer due to his bad advice and lack of interest to help us. We were in Phoenix for six days from Michigan with nothing happening but a high wasted expense. Karen and her firm took us in and solved our issue with the courts etc. in two and a half days. Karen’s professionalism with us was very cost effective/productive. If we would have found her first, we would have saved thousands of dollars. Her interest for us was very high. She returned every call. She knew every answer to our questions. She did this for us with a death in her family. She left for a funeral and made sure we were treated with the same professionalism from her firm to finish up. I recommend Karen and her firm with very high satisfaction. Our case is custody with one parent in prison. We will return to Phoenix someday with interests for the child and his parent, if needed. Karen will be our top choice. Nolan
Karen and Bonita are wonderful!! I know that the word "wonderful" is used a lot, but the team they make and the work they did for me can only be described as WONDERFUL!! Yes there where ups and downs in my case, but that is the system and Karen along with Bonita guided and taught me as "WE" went through it together. Karen’s easy going manner and her knowledge really helped me with the emotional part of my divorce. I used the team of Karen and Bonita both times I needed to go to court with my ex and had results that were best for my little girl. Some times I did not get what I wanted, but it was what my daughter needed. Looking back at my case, I made the right choice and would do it again in a heart beat!! Jim
Karen was extremely supportive during a very trying time in our lives. She helped me to put things in perspective and think positive when I was overwhelmed. She is very knowledgeable about the laws pertaining to grandparents rights and the rights of the parents and knew how to provide the appropriate laws pertaining to the situation we were in. I am so grateful for her expertise and guidance. She proved to be very aggressive when she needed to be but was also supportive to my and my children. I would recommend her to anyone in a similar situation. Deanna