Common Issues for Divorcing Professionals

When professionals are divorcing, they have special financial concerns and professional considerations. These are often individuals who have complicated compensation structures or business interests that require extensive review and analysis.

The divorce lawyers at Brown Weimer LLC in New Orleans provide skilled representation to a variety of professionals, including executives, doctors, dentists and business owners, throughout southern Louisiana.

Our firm offers divorcing professionals the sophistication you would expect from a larger firm with the accessibility you get from a smaller firm. We utilize technology in all aspects of a case to help save our clients money and create state-of-the-art exhibits. Everyone at our firm is a lawyer. We are responsive and hands-on at every stage of a case. To meet with a lawyer to discuss your case, call 504-322-1234 or send us your contact information online.

Property Division Considerations for Divorcing Professionals

Divorce for professionals is often complicated because of the assets involved. Some of the complex property division issues include:

  • Business valuation
  • Division of investments, including stock portfolios as well as commercial and residential real estate
  • Division of benefits, including employee compensation packages
  • Professional license valuation

Preserving Retirement Assets For Educators and Law Enforcement Professionals

Protecting and preserving retirement assets is a significant concern for many of our clients. In a divorce, pensions and other retirement assets are considered community property and must be factored into property division. In Louisiana, there are four principal pension programs for educators and law enforcement:

  • Teachers' Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL)
  • Louisiana State Employees' Retirement System (LASERS)
  • Louisiana State Police Retirement System (LSPRS)
  • Municipal Police Employees' Retirement System (MPERS)

It is critical that your attorney understand how these systems work and how to appropriately value these assets and how any distribution should be handled in a divorce. Whatever your objective, we can work with you to find solutions.

Unique Divorce Considerations for Military Officers

Military officers and other military professionals have unique issues when divorcing. There are specific federal laws, such as the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act that must be complied with when preparing a military divorce.

These laws cover important issues such as the division of military pensions, health insurance coverage and other benefits. Our attorneys have experience assisting military officers with the division of benefits and other assets as well as child custody issues.

We invite you to talk to one of our New Orleans attorneys about your case. Schedule an appointment at our law office, call 504-322-1234 or send us an email.