How To Get a Fair Financial Settlement

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You have the right to a fair financial settlement of your Washington divorce.

A fair financial settlement in a Washington divorce is not necessarily an equal division.  Each situation is unique.  Judges who decide Washington divorce settlements look at many things.  They look at the length of the marriage.  They look at the ages of the spouses, their health, their current and future incomes.

It is very important that you know the values of the assets that are being divided.  Are they income generating assets or income depleting assets?  Are they before or after tax assets?  Are they liquid or illiquid assets?

Some assets require specialize knowledge to be valued accurately:

  • Small businesses (a big concern for a spouse who has not been active in the business)
  • Defined benefit retirement plans,  such as a PERS or FERS plan.
  • Real estate (both residential and commercial)
  • Limited and general partnerships.
  • Art and antique collections
  • Hidden assets
  • Stock options
  • Inheritances and gifts
  • Tax Liability

Attorney Allen Glass has the insights and strategies to get you a fair financial division of these assets.  He leverages the expertise of his many years as an investment and tax professional. He has worked as a tax consultant for Coopers & Lybrand and a broker/dealer at Merrill Lynch.  He also worked as an investigator at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).  He was also an economics major at Columbia University.

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The final determination as to how you get a fair financial division will have a huge impact on your future.

We will thoroughly investigate every aspect of your case. We will determine the extent and value of your assets and debts. We will also consult with our network of experienced professionals. We regularly work with  appraisers and accountants to help you get what you deserve.

If you have any questions, please contact us or call (206) 217-0600.