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Asset Protection

preserving your wealth through divorce

Main takeaways:

• We strive to preserve your wealth and protect your assets in your divorce.
• Any assets acquired prior to the marriage (as opposed to during the marriage) will not be subject to distribution in divorce.
• There are a number of critical legal considerations in conducting a high net worth divorce. It is critical that your legal tam is headed by an attorney experienced with high asset cases.


All divorces are difficult, but each situation is unique. If you and your spouse acquired significant assets during your marriage, or if you came into your marriage already possessing significant wealth, then you need a law firm capable of preserving that wealth in your divorce. At The Bolton Law Firm, PC, we focus our practice on high net worth divorce cases, and our attorneys bring decades of experience to protecting our clients’ interests in divorce.


For high asset and high income couples, getting divorced can involve a lot of risk. Couples that have established substantial holdings through investments, business ventures, and high-paying occupations can easily have millions at stake in their divorce, and it is critical that you protect your financial interest by retaining an experienced attorney. 

In many cases, one or both spouses will have come into the marriage with substantial wealth. As a general rule, any assets brought into the marriage (as opposed to being acquired during the marriage) will not be subject to distribution in divorce. However, proving that certain assets qualify as “separate property” can be complex. There are circumstances in which the community estate acquires significant interests in assets owned prior to the marriage.

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