Author Archives: Jay Butchko
How To Protect Your Assets In A High Net Worth Divorce
For high income and high asset couples, going through a divorce is especially hard. It is crucial that you take proactive measures to protect your financial interests. At Williams & Varsegi, we provide high net asset divorce representation in Broward County and Palm Beach County. Here, our Boca Raton high net worth divorce lawyers… Read More »
What Are You Required To Disclose In A High Net Worth Divorce In Florida (Financial Disclosures)
Divorce is hard. For high income and high asset couples, ending a marriage can be especially challenging. Not only is there more at stake, but high net worth couples frequently own some complex property or assets. In Florida, marital property is divided equitably in divorce. Each party will be granted their “fair” share of… Read More »
Equitable Distribution And Divorce: A Three Step Process
Splitting up property in a divorce is difficult—particularly for high net worth couples who own complex assets. Under Florida law (Florida Statute § 61.075), a divorcing couple’s marital property is split in an “equitable” manner. Courts have developed a three-step process to apply the state’s equitable distribution standard. In this article, our Coral Springs… Read More »
Florida Divorce: Does A Stay-At-Home Parent Automatically Get More Timesharing?
According to a survey from the Pew Research Center, 27 percent of mothers and 7 percent of fathers report that they are stay-at-home parents. For families with a stay-at-home parent, divorce can be especially challenging. You may be wondering: Does the stay-at-home parent automatically get more timesharing than the working parent?? The answer is… Read More »
How Is Child Support Calculated In A High Net Worth Divorce In Florida?
Going through a divorce is never an easy thing to do. High net worth divorce cases are especially complicated—even more so for parents of young children. In Florida, the non-custodial parent may be required to pay child support to the parent with primary physical possession of the child. This raises an important question: How… Read More »
Divorce In Florida: Your Guide To Residency Requirements
The United States is a mobile society. Many people relocate across state lines during the course of their life. For a married couple going through a divorce, deciding where to file for divorce can be complicated. You can get divorced in Florida even if you got married in another state—but you must satisfy the… Read More »
Pension, Defined Benefit Plans, And Divorce In Florida: A Guide To Your Rights
A pension is a fund into which money is added on behalf of an individual during their employment years to be drawn from during their retirement. A pension plan—and other retirement assets—can be difficult to deal with in a divorce. You may be wondering: Are pension benefits subject to property distribution in a Florida… Read More »
The Most Common Reasons Why A Prenup Might Not Stand Up In Court In Florida
A prenuptial agreement helps to determine how property & assets should be divided in the event of a divorce. While not all people sign these agreements, they are more common for high net worth couples. In Florida, prenups are enforceable—but only when certain criteria are met. A court may throw out part (or all)… Read More »
Four Underhanded Tactics To Be Aware Of In A High Conflict Divorce
Tens of thousands of married couples get divorced in Florida each year. While divorce always brings challenges, most families are looking for a relatively smooth and amicable separation. Unfortunately, there are some people who simply want a fight. If you are locked in a high conflict divorce case, you need to know how to… Read More »
Is Alimony Always Awarded In A High Net Worth Divorce In Florida?
High asset couples face some unique challenges in divorce. There are some important differences between high net worth divorces and other divorces. One notable difference is that alimony (spousal support/spousal maintenance) is substantially more likely to be awarded in a high income divorce case. That being said, alimony is not guaranteed. In this blog… Read More »