DOMESTIC LITIGATION

Divorce is always complicated, but the legal, financial and emotional issues can be even more complicated when the divorce involves significant income and assets.

In our domestic litigation practice at Reilly Pozner LLP, we represent business leaders, professionals and individuals of independent means in divorce proceedings. In addition, we offer a special focus on the unique circumstances of sports and entertainment figures.

When prominent parties are involved in a divorce, the greater the public and media interest in the details – and the greater the need for discretion on the part of your lawyer. Discretion guides every step we take.

We are experienced in the evaluation of complex executive compensation packages as well as the value of sports and entertainment contracts. Assets can include businesses, professional firms, investment accounts, retirement accounts, trusts, real estate, and other personal assets. The assets are as varied as the clients who own them.

Accurate identification and valuation of these assets involves knowledge not only of divorce law, but also tax, securities, executive compensation and real estate law.

Most dissolution of marriage cases result in a negotiated or mediated settlement. Practice head Mary Kelly successfully completed the Harvard Law School negotiation course and uses negotiation skills to achieve a discreet, out-of-court solution created by and acceptable to the client. When litigation is the only resort, members of this practice bring the firm’s substantial background in litigation to provide robust representation in court.

Another important component of the domestic practice is pre-nuptial agreements, or as they are known under Colorado law, marital agreements, for individuals with current or future expectations of significant income and assets or unusual circumstances. These agreements are important when one spouse brings greater assets to a marriage, when individuals marry later in life, and when the marriage involves children from a previous marriage. A well-written pre-nuptial agreement helps to resolve in advance many of the issues that may arise in a divorce settlement.

We also handle post-nuptial agreements, which are negotiated after a marriage has taken place. Post-nuptial agreements usually involve a change in circumstances, such as an inheritance or the launch of a new businesses or employment contract relationship.

Mary Kelly has been listed in the family law category of Best Lawyers in America for more than 20 years. Each year, she has been selected by her peers as a Colorado Super Lawyer in the area of family law. She has served as president of the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and chair of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

For more information about high-asset domestic litigation and marital agreements, please contact Mary Kelly at mkelly@rplaw.com or (303) 893-6100.