The Probate and Family Courts can often be an emotional battleground. Whether it is a simple divorce or a dispute over custody or assets, we have attorneys who are skilled at handling the matter. We have represented husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, grandparents, and other family members who are involved in disputes in the Massachusetts Probate and Family Courts. We have handled simple and highly complex complaints for divorce, modification, and contempt, including those involving the division of the marital estate, the valuation of assets and business concerns, issues of custody and visitation, the desires of parents to relocate and remove children from the state, as well as other matters.
Going through a divorce, can be one of the most stressful times of one's life. High Net Worth Marital Estates
The complexities of valuing and dividing marital estates comprised of substantial assets and wealth, be it the product of a lifetime’s career or inherited through a family’s legacy, require a particular level of sophistication. Our team approach is to represent our high wealth clientele with zeal and finesse. Whether conducting valuations of business enterprises, analyzing the appropriate treatment of stock options, deferred compensation, and tax consequences, or crafting the right game plan for handling alimony and child support, our approach is one that is grounded in knowledge and experience.
With High Net Worth Divorce Cases, the financial stakes can be considerable. These cases often involve a dynamic in which one spouse controls vast resources and wealth while the other spouse seeks discovery of information in order to conduct a valuation or division of the asset. Because we have represented clients at both ends of the pecuniary spectrum, we are able to utilize insights from both perspectives to protect our clients' interests.
Families, unfortunately, sometimes become pitted in battle over gifts and inheritances. As part of our practice, we handle complex litigation involving disputes over wills, trusts, and estate plans. Sometimes such disputes involve claims involving heirs at law, i.e., a person who might customary anticipate receiving an inheritance because of the nature of their blood relationship to the decedent, being excluded from an estate. In some such circumstances, arguments are made by the excluded person that the estate plan was not the true wishes of the decedent, but that will or estate planning instrument was the product of undue influence, or made at a point in time when the decedent lacked testamentary capacity.