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What is a high-asset divorce?

What is a high-asset divorce?

On Behalf of | May 2, 2024 | High-Asset Divorce |

High-asset divorces are different from regular ones because they come with their own set of problems. Figuring out how much everything is worth, splitting it up, and dealing with taxes can be really tricky. Plus, there’s usually a significant amount of assets involved. These include houses, investments, businesses, expensive collections, and retirement savings.

Understanding the nuances of high-asset divorces is important for individuals navigating such complex legal proceedings.

Asset evaluation

In high-asset divorces, a big worry is asset identification and valuation. Identification and valuation are necessary so that the courts fairly divide the assets. Sometimes, hidden assets are worth more than they seem. If this happens, the court will often require a thorough investigation for proper division. That typically means the divorcing spouses need to get help from financial experts to sort it all out.

Asset division

Another critical aspect of high-asset divorces is asset division. Texas follows community property laws. This means that assets bought during the marriage are split equally between spouses. But equitable distribution doesn’t always mean splitting everything down the middle. The judge will look at factors like what each person contributed and what they’ll need after the divorce to decide how to divide things up.


Taxes play a big role in high-asset divorces. When transferring assets between spouses, like property or money, you might have to pay taxes on it. These could be taxes on the profit you made or taxes on gifts.

When it comes to high-asset divorces, it’s important to pay close attention to details and plan things carefully. This way, everyone involved can get a fair deal. With the right support, individuals can navigate these challenges and protect their assets and financial well-being effectively.