Divorce is a public process. Anyone, including journalists or people off the street, can riffle through divorce records and find out a host of information, such as your net worth, investments, and side businesses.
When divorces erupt due to acrimony and disillusion, there is always the prospect that dirty laundry gets aired, including accusations of marital infidelity, domestic violence, substance abuse, or mental illness. This information could damage a business executive’s reputation in the business community, which can impact the ability to serve on boards or maintain one’s current career trajectory.
At Lawrence Law Office, we can devise strategies for keeping the most contested issues out of the public eye, possibly by using mediation or arbitration, which are private. We can seal sensitive financial or business information so that your competitors do not gain an advantage because you are going through a divorce.
Maintain a Relationship with Your Children
Executives often work long hours and travel as part of their jobs. Many are working such long hours for the benefit of their family. However, this commitment to work can sometimes come back and bite our executive clients when they try and dissolve their marriages.
For one thing, no judge will automatically favor the stay-at-home parent in child custody proceedings. However, a judge will certainly analyze each parent’s current and past relationship with the children. If you spent most of their formative years in a boardroom or on conference calls, then you are at a disadvantage.
To obtain custody or even ample visitation, we can work with our executive clients to document their continuing bond with their children. We will help you decide whether you should leave the family home or stick out for the duration of the divorce. We can also argue that custody is in your children’s best interest by closely analyzing your spouse’s relationship with the children and any allegations of abuse or neglect.
Why You Need to Hire Lawrence Law Office
Many law firms handle divorce. But executives and other high net-worth clients require a specialized approach. At Lawrence Law Office, we have the right mix of experience and practicality to help business executives obtain the divorce that they want.
In particular, we have experience:
- Working with appraisers and evaluators to value property, including business assets and unvested stock, that might be hard to quantify.
- Helping clients understand the tax advantages and disadvantages of choosing certain marital property.
- Understanding our client’s personal objectives, such as early retirement, and finding ways to stay on course even after divorce.
Our lawyers bring decades of experience skillfully navigating Ohio’s complex divorce laws for our clients’ benefit. Although Ohio’s divorce laws are constantly changing, we stay on the cutting edge of these changes with an eye toward what benefits our clients.
We also put our client’s privacy at the forefront of all decisions that we take. We can request that experts sign confidentiality agreements so that they do not disclose sensitive personal and financial information to outside sources.