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Our Team Approach To Divorce: Taking Care Of Business & Finding Creative Solutions

At Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, we understand that divorce is not only a financial separation, but it is an emotional separation as well.   Separating the end of your marital partnership from the end of your legal partnership is a difficult and emotional task, which is why you need an experienced divorce attorney who can objectively advise you throughout the process of your financial separation, and the ramifications that it will have upon your family.    That is our job:  taking care of the business aspects of your divorce, so that you can focus your energy on personal matters.  

Raphael, Ramsden & Behers is a boutique family law firm fully equipped to handle high-asset divorces, as well as the less complex financial divisions.     Regardless of your level of income or professional area of expertise, we understand that you are ending a marriage and starting a new chapter of your life, which can be overwhelming for anyone, whether you have been a stay at home parent, a practicing professional, or even an attorney yourself.    We understand this and will help you put your emotions in perspective, so that you, together with our guidance, can make informed decisions regarding the financial realities that affect your family.   

That is what the skilled and compassionate lawyers at Raphael, Ramsden & Behers do:  guide you through the business of your divorce, while you tend to you and your family.  We represent men and women, at all income levels, including dependent spouses, professionals and business owners in the Pittsburgh area, Allegheny County and surrounding counties of Southwest Pennsylvania.    Call us today at 412-471-8822 to schedule your confidential consultation.

Complex/High Value Asset Valuation and Division - While some divorces can be fairly simple, such as those where there is minimal or no property involved and both parties accept and agree that it is time to end the marriage, there are others that can be very complex.  This is the case when there is substantial property involved, which must be valued and ultimately divided between the parties.   

We have extensive experience in a wide variety of complex valuations including those for:

  • Doctors, lawyers, CPAs and other professionals in private practice
  • Owners, partners and stakeholders in technology, manufacturing, oil and gas companies, and a wide spectrum of other industries; and
  • Spouses of professionals or business owners

The valuation of an asset is critical to the equitable distribution of that asset, which will directly impact you and your family.     Complex valuations of a corporate entity, partnership or professional association require skill, professionalism and discretion.   We can work closely with CPAs and accountants who specialize in valuing professional practices and businesses.   Our analysis includes diligent discovery of all documents reflecting the worth of the enterprise, the value of deferred compensation and perks, comparative values of similar businesses and practices, and the goodwill of the professional or key owner. We also consider the tax consequences associated with a possible transfer or sale of the business entity, if necessary.    Once a value is established, we can discuss creative solutions to ensure an equitable distribution of the marital estate.   

Protecting the Business Interest - We are acutely aware that the issues from a personal divorce can ripple into the professional business or practice, itself.   Our lawyers are careful to ensure that the entity and confidentiality of the business, its records and its clientele are not compromised or affected.

If you or your spouse has any interest in a professional practice or ownership in a business, this asset may likely need to be valued and distributed as a part of the divorce. The Pittsburgh law firm of Raphael, Ramsden & Behers has the advanced knowledge to determine valuations of these business interests in property division disputes, while preserving the integrity of the business or practice.

Even if you or your spouse is not currently practicing, a professional license may be considered as an asset in a divorce or as an increased earning capacity in the determination of alimony.

Our skilled attorneys have effectuated the division of numerous multimillion-dollar businesses and practices for divorce clients in the Pittsburgh area, Allegheny County and surrounding counties of Western Pennsylvania.   The accurate division and protecting the integrity of your business is our business.   Call us at 412-471-8822 to arrange for a confidential consultation.    

The Big Picture:   Getting You Divorced, and Getting You an Equitable Distribution - At Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, our attorneys specialize in the Division and Valuation of marital estates, whether that estate includes high value assets, or assets that are more modest in value.   We realize that it is not always the monetary value of the assets, as much as it is the worth of those assets to you and your family.   We strive for creative solutions to maximize your distribution, whether we do so through a settlement or through litigation.   

 We take great pride in resolving your divorce in the most expeditious manner, and to minimize the animosity and expense.    However, if your spouse is unwilling to reach an agreement, our attorneys are well-versed in detailed, fine-tuned, expert level and, if necessary, aggressive measures, in order to ensure that our clients’ rights are fully protected.

At Raphael, Ramsden & Behers, we take a team approach, utilizing partners, senior attorneys, associates, paralegals and legal assistants, all of whom work together  to provide exceptional service, continuity and a cost-effective resolution.  We will address every aspect of your divorce, focusing not only on the details of the present, but also on "the big picture" of securing your family’s financial future.    

Don’t go through this alone.   Call us today at 412-471-8822 to schedule your confidential consultation.   

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