High Net Worth Divorce Lawyers

High Net Worth Attorneys In Connecticut

Choose Flaherty Legal Group To Represent You In High Net-Worth Divorce Proceedings

The process of a high net-worth divorce often involves numerous variables which complicate the ability of divorcing spouses to mutually agree upon a settlement. What happens to the marital home and other properties?  What happens if one or both spouses are owners of a business? What happens to the cash and investments accrued prior to and during the marriage? How is asset division handled in complex divorce proceedings? The questions can be difficult to list, let alone answer. Of course, when children are involved, the process of a high net-worth divorce can take on an even more emotionally charged atmosphere through which the divorcing spouses must negotiate and come to resolution. Attorneys James T. Flaherty, Sandi B. Girolamo and Pamela M. Magnano, counsel clients in this very process on a daily basis from Avon, Farmington, West Hartford, Simsbury and throughout the state of Connecticut. The attorneys at Flaherty Legal Group have a successful record of guiding clients who have a lot at stake to settlements that preserve what matters most to them. We help clients across the state of Connecticut. A few examples of complex issues that may need to be addressed in a high net-worth divorce include:

  • Division of Property – In a high net-worth divorce, there are often multiple homes and/or real estate assets that must be allocated between the divorcing parties. This may require outside professionals who assess the value of real estate assets for the sake of the settlement negotiations. Flaherty Legal Group works with a number of trusted professionals who provide fair assessments with which our attorneys can negotiate during this allocation process. The same is true for high net worth divorces in which one or both spouses own a business. Business valuations are complex and require experienced specialists with whom the team at Flaherty Legal Group can consult and then utilize the gathered intelligence on behalf of the client’s best interests. Stocks, bonds, retirement funds, bank accounts, furnishings, automobiles, heirlooms, collectibles, and myriad other assets are on the table in a high net worth divorce. The attorneys of Flaherty Legal Group work tirelessly to get their clients the most advantageous settlement terms possible when it comes to division and allocation of marital estate.
  • Pre and Post Nuptial Agreements – While you may have secured a pre or postnuptial agreement, when divorce becomes a reality, you may be unpleasantly surprised to find out that these agreements may not be enforceable in court. Flaherty Legal Group has extensive experience dealing with pre and postnuptial agreements.
  • Alimony/Child Care & Placement – Alimony and child support can be prominent considerations in high net-worth divorce cases. Flaherty Legal Group knows exactly how to secure the best possible settlement for you in these situations. We will ensure that any payments you are ordered to make or receive are fair and equitable, and we will also fight for your custody and/or visitation rights.
  • Taxation and Retirement Concerns – Most people with a high-net worth are already aware that they must take extra steps to protect and preserve their wealth in the face of tax policies that do not favor wealthy individuals. The attorneys of Flaherty Legal Group have years of experience counseling clients and working with accounting and financial planning experts in regards to the tax exposure to which pensions, 401ks, retirement accounts, and other assets might be vulnerable while going through a difficult and distracting divorce process.
  • The quantity and value of assets at stake in a high net worth divorce are often directly proportional to the degree of complexity presented to those who must answer the question “who gets what?” The innovative and determined trial lawyers of Flaherty Legal Group explore every opportunity for mediated settlement, and understand the importance of a well-planned and well-executed strategy in the courtroom. Cooler heads prevail in the emotionally charged arena of divorce and family law, and the team of attorneys at Flaherty Legal Group has a reputation for tact, intelligence and protecting the best interests of its clients. Call our office today to schedule a consultation.

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    Sandi B. Girolamo

    Sandi B. Girolamo has been practicing family law for over 20 years. In that time, she has been selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers in every year since she became eligible in 2011. She was also elected to the prestigious Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Attorney Girolamo has tried many cases in Connecticut Family Courts, and she has also averted the need to go to trial for many clients by negotiating equitable settlements. Sandi is an experienced divorce and family law attorney who is known for her keen approach to handling custody issues.


    Pamela M. Magnano

    Pamela M. Magnano practices in the area of family law, representing clients in divorces, legal separations, support issues and child custody matters in Connecticut. Since 2003, Attorney Magnano has represented clients and children at all levels of family proceedings and has appeared in family courts throughout the state of Connecticut. She has been selected to Connecticut Super Lawyers in every year since she became eligible in 2014, and was elected to the prestigious Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows Program. Pam has developed in her 20+ year career a solid foundation in handling financial issues in divorce and family law cases.