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The pros and cons of litigation in a high net worth divorce

While probably less common than most people realize, contentious divorce cases do occur in Florida. In these types of cases, the parties may come into the process full of vitriol and ready to fight over every last detail of the divorce. Issues such as child custody, child support, and alimony are usually part of these cases, but in high net worth divorce cases in particular, property division can be the most contentious issue of all.

High net worth divorce cases can involve more than just money. Business assets, real estate, and even valuable artwork can be part of the property division puzzle that needs to be solved. When people feel like everything they ever worked for is at risk in a divorce case, they oftentimes feel compelled to litigate this issue and fight tooth and nail for what they believe they should get in the property division process.

Of course, there are times when such an approach as that is the right course of action. Sometimes divorcing spouses, no matter how hard they try, simply cannot agree on how assets should be divided in a divorce case. This leaves the parties with no choice but to go in front of a family law judge for a decision.

However, even when it appears that intense litigation is bound to occur, divorcing couples should not discount the possibility of working out an out-of-court agreement. Negotiations like this almost always save a divorcing couple time and money, as well as the emotional pain that can be drawn out in courtroom litigation. At our law firm, we do our best to help our clients consider their options. For more information, please visit the high net worth divorce overview section of our law firm's website.

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