Attorneys in San Jose, CA
Divorce planning can have a significant effect on a divorce settlement. At Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, our family law attorneys are committed to representing business owners, executives, foreign nationals and other professionals who are considering divorce. We have represented clients in high-asset divorce situations for more than 10 years and are ready to assist you.
Planning your divorce involves preparing for a divorce prior to filing. Proper planning can protect your assets and help you reach a positive resolution. Our attorneys work with clients to help them anticipate the course of action that the other side will likely consider. At the same time, we help clients understand their needs and goals regarding:
When planning your divorce, we will also need to know if you have an estate plan. This includes a will, trust, power of attorney or health care directive. Likely, these documents name your spouse as the individual who will make end-of-life medical decisions for you or inherit your estate if you pass away. Our goal is to proactively review and change your estate planning documents. This ensures that your wishes regarding your medical treatment and estate are honored.
We are committed to providing services designed to help you plan for a divorce. Our attorneys work closely with our clients to provide them with important information regarding:
Our lawyers also help many non-wage earning spouses position themselves financially for a contentious divorce trial.
We have handled divorce planning for numerous clients with family-owned or closely held businesses. Without proper planning, a divorce dispute can result in frozen business assets. This can have a significant effect on a business’ ability to function. Our Family Law Group works in conjunction with our experienced business litigation attorneys to limit the impact a divorce has on our clients’ businesses. However, we will also fight to protect the rights and business interests of the non-owner spouse.