The divorce process can take its toll emotionally, financially and otherwise which is why couples facing a high asset divorce should understand how to proceed through the process. High asset divorces can create additional complexities and stress in some circumstances which is why divorcing couples should be prepared for what to expect and how to best approach the divorce process.

When divorcing couples let emotions cloud their judgment or do not have reliable information to make divorce-related decisions, it can create a problematic divorce process. As a result, it is helpful for divorcing couples who have many high value assets to divide to utilize a valuation expert to provide a valuation of their assets. A valuation expert can provide an accurate assessment of the value of the couple’s holdings.

Additionally, other types of financial experts may be needed to help valuate stocks or other holdings for the couple. Life insurance is another sometimes overlooked aspect of a divorce that couples should consider and it may be helpful to conduct an entire review of the insurance policies held by the couple. It is also important to be aware that the family law court will consider the couple’s lifestyle and standard of living during the divorce process.

Divorcing spouses should conduct a meaningful review of their assets and evaluate which they would like to pursue in the divorce process, taking into account tax considerations and their financial picture moving forward. Overall, the more divorcing couples understand about the divorce process and the value of their holdings, the more smoothly their high asset property division process can run.