Complex Property Division

Divorce between professionals, people who own their own businesses, and individuals with substantial assets, can be complicated. It is essential to have an attorney who will handle these complex legal issues with experience and care.

Moira Tierney has over 20 years of experience handling family law cases involving substantial real estate, inheritances, trusts, stocks, bonds, and other investment accounts, retirement pensions, 401K’s, IRA’s, closely held business corporations, and other substantial property.  Attorney Moira McLane also has extensive experience performing the analysis, discovery and strategy development required in nearly every high-asset-value divorce.

Substantial Assets To Divide And Protect

What often makes a high asset divorce more complex is determining what is “marital property” (which is subject to division) versus property that was acquired before or after the marriage and thus not divisible. Also complicated is properly valuing the marital property. It is essential to discover all of your spouses assets and income; and this may require investigators, forensic accountants, vocational experts, business evaluators, or appraisers. Attorney Tierney consults with specialists to develop an appropriate assessment of what is marital property. Her experience in these complex matters often enables her to negotiate settlements for her clients, where that is not possible, she has over 20 years of experience with divorce trials in Massachusetts Courts.

Many of our clients have substantial wealth in retirement plans, pensions, stock options, and other investments. Many own businesses and property on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, or Nantucket Island. The Child Support obligation of an individual with a high net worth will often exceed the child support guidelines. Moira Tierney is an experienced attorney who understands the law relating to child support and how to craft a fair support order.

Moira Tierney understands the legal and financial aspects of property division and has the experience and expertise in the Massachusetts Laws that affect you in this difficult time. To discuss the preparation of divorce and protection of your assets, please call 508-525-4227 or send us an email. We offer flexible appointment times and Credit cards are accepted.