No matter how complex the financial issues, Mediation can resolve your divorce at a fraction of the cost, time and stress compared to traditional adversarial divorce.
Why choose mediation for high asset divorces?
Many years ago, I was a family law litigator and I can speak first-hand about the complexity and ugliness of a fully litigated high-net-worth divorce. The wealthier the clients, the more money wasted, the longer the case. A dizzying amount of effort is poured into pleadings, discovery, depositions, court hearings and trial preparation in a complex divorce, and the process invariably takes years to complete.
If you have not experienced the horror show of a litigated divorce, it may be hard to conceptualize the feeling of scrutiny that a wealthy divorce litigant faces throughout their entire divorce. Each and every financial transaction is scrutinized. That iPhone you love and count on? I am sorry to say that your iPhones are a target for your spouse to learn all about your private communications, and location data in order to obtain evidence. This includes evidence of your spending habits. Were they frivolous? Were you having an affair? Do you drink or smoke? How often do you speak with your kids? When you are embroiled in divorce litigation, this scrutiny doesn’t let up for years. In this digital age, privacy is almost an impossibility.
Some clients express their concern that that their complex financial issues cannot be addressed in mediation or collaborative law, but fortunately, that is not the case. An experienced and well-trained mediator can help you resolve your divorce quickly and confidentially, within your timetable, without intrusion into your private life and without soaring litigation fees.
I have over 20 years of experience mediating complex high-net-worth divorces. My degree in psychology, with a focus on child development, along with my 6 years in real estate and 10 years of Family Law litigation, provides me with an in-depth understanding of high assets and finance, and the ability to analyze and distribute complicated financial assets in divorces via mediation or collaborative divorce.
Not only do couples end up with the most thorough and most equitable split of their assets as well as the most viable parenting plan, but they also benefit from the significant cost savings, (no soaring litigation fees), the confidentiality of the process (no one needs to know your dirty laundry), and benefit by having created a lasting compliable agreement.