Disputes over property can turn a relatively amicable divorce into a very acrimonious one if not handled carefully. You can trust the lawyers at Ritchie, Soper & Schutt, LLC, to handle your high-asset divorce respectfully, discreetly and efficiently. Our main offices are in St. Joseph and Liberty, Missouri, but we also serve family law clients in the surrounding areas of Missouri and Kansas.
Divorce is never easy. We can suggest alternatives to divorce, if you would like to explore those options. But if divorce is unavoidable, and you and your spouse have significant assets, you need attorneys who can help you handle the practical concerns of property division. While the goal is almost always to avoid contested litigation, we are prepared to try your case to a judge if a settlement cannot be reached.
With over 60 years of combined experience, we have learned that in high-asset families, one spouse may have a clearer idea of family debts and assets than the other. That’s why we engage in careful and thorough asset discovery. Sometimes it is necessary to work with financial experts and forensic accountants to discover hidden assets and get an accurate picture of the financial situation.
If your family assets are highly leveraged — such as mortgages — it takes a clear head to see how both parties can arrive at a creative solution that is equitable and that will not cause you to lose everything to the bank or the tax collector. We have the legal knowledge and experience necessary to help you see your long-term goals while meeting your short-term needs. We’ll protect your nonmarital property and seek a quick resolution so you can move on with your life.
Our team approach offers expertise and the sophistication you expect at a larger firm while ensuring the personal attention you expect from a small, local practice. Each client works with an attorney and one of our experienced, highly trained paralegals. These valuable members of our team reduce your legal costs and will be familiar with the details of your case, so it’s easier to get accurate answers to your pressing questions.
If you are facing a high-asset divorce, you need exceptional legal help on your side. Contact Ritchie, Soper & Schutt, LLC, at our St. Joseph location by calling 816-387-8200; our Liberty location by calling 816-792-5100; our Columbia location by calling 573-442-6633; or call us toll free at 888-345-4LAW (4529); you can also contact us online.