Complex Property Division

Albuquerque Property Division Lawyer

Dividing High-Value or Complex Assets During Divorce

Under rules regarding community property, New Mexico requires that any shared or marital asset be equally divided during a divorce. The process for valuing and dividing property becomes much more complex when assets such as closely held businesses are involved.

At the law firm of Stephen P. Eaton, Attorney at Law, our Albuquerque property division attorney has more than 20 years of experience handling New Mexico's community property laws. He can put this experience to work for you in your high-asset or complex divorce.

Learn more about how family law attorney Stephen P. Eaton can help you. Call us toll free at 866-420-6761 to schedule your initial consultation.

Divorces involving complex assets usually require the assistance of several experts, including accountants, appraisers and others, to determine the proper value of all assets, including:

  • Retirement accounts, including pensions, securities, IRAs and 401(k)s
  • Tax obligations
  • Stock options and bonds
  • Partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and other family businesses

Another key to dividing these assets is to determine when the value of each asset was earned or obtained. If earned or obtained during the marriage, these assets are considered community property and must be divided as such. If these assets are determined to be separate property, then they will not be included in the final property settlement agreement.

The Value of Prenuptial Agreements

Valid prenuptial agreements make the property division discussion at divorce much more streamlined and less expensive. If you have a valid prenuptial agreement, the court will be bound to divide the property as laid out in your agreement. If you have concerns about the validity of your prenup, speak to our experienced attorney today.

Contact Our Santa Fe Divorce Attorney

For help protecting your complex assets before marriage, or for assistance handling complex property division matters, contact Albuquerque attorney Stephen P. Eaton today. Call us in Albuquerque at 505-908-3895 or toll free at 866-420-6761. We accept all major credit cards as payment for our legal services.