Divorce & Family Law Protect Your Family & Your Assets

Massachusetts High Net Worth Divorce Attorneys

Experienced Family Lawyers from Our Hingham Office

Lynch & Owens specializes in divorce for high net worth clients, which we define as individuals earning more than $500,000 per year with a total net worth exceeding $5 million. We provide our high net worth clients with the specialized attention of a boutique law firm combined with the skills and resources of much larger firms.

Our Massachusetts divorce lawyers specialize in the identification and analysis of high value assets, including:

  • Private equity holdings
  • Closely held businesses
  • Specialized compensation assets (stock options, restricted stock units, performance stock units)
  • Qualified and non-qualified investment portfolios
  • Domestic and international real estate holdings
  • Offshore financial assets
  • Trademarks and royalties
  • Complex trusts and expectancy interests
  • High-value art and antique collections

We coordinate with trusted financial experts, private investigators, and expert witnesses to discover hidden assets, value exotic financial holdings, and conceptualize divorce and separation agreements that provide for the division of assets for wealthy individuals.

Our Forensic Approach to Wealth Division

Our approach to identifying and analyzing hidden and exotic assets relies on a forensic methodology that integrates multiple disciplines, including the following:

  • Technology-based search and investigation
  • Expertise in taxation and wealth management
  • Electronic accounting techniques
  • Fundamentally sound litigation practices

We utilize cutting-edge technology and approaches for valuing businesses, real estate, and investment holdings that ensure that our clients’ financial interests are protected.

Calculating Alimony & Child Support for High Income Earners

Determining income for support purposes also poses challenges in high net worth divorce cases. Wealthy business owners sometimes earn income through a complex combination of traditional salary (i.e. W-2 income), taxable business income (i.e. K-1 income) and the difficult-to-measure annual growth in the business’s value to a hypothetical outside buyer. Wealthy real estate investors pose a different set of challenges, where developers typically invest up-front capital costs (including real estate acquisition and renovation costs) that may not result in profitable sales for years later. Meanwhile, calculating income for high-powered corporate executives is complicated by deferred compensation schemes, profit-sharing, stock options, and variable performance bonuses.

Our Team Approach to Complex Financial Litigation

Each member of our litigation team brings his or her expertise to bear when we represent clients in high net worth divorce cases. We avoid the pitfalls and tunnel vision that arise out of the single-attorney approach to divorce litigation; our Massachusetts divorce lawyers understand that no single lawyer understands every financial position and that frequent review and collaboration between attorneys is essential to understanding and reacting to every contingency.

Unlike larger firms, where clients find themselves double and triple-billed by associates and senior attorneys, our team maximizes cost and efficiency by coordinating and distributing work based on each attorney’s areas of specialization and expertise. This boutique approach ensures that each client benefits from the strengths of each attorney—without the double and triple-billing that plagues large firms. To learn more, call (781) 253-2049.

What Clients Have to Say

Our solid reputation for legal excellence in the northern Plymouth County area runs more than 20 years deep. Our testimonials from past clients alone prove that our firm is a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside of the courtroom. Read their reviews to see for yourself.
  • “If I sound like a fan, it is because I am. "Integrity" is the word that always comes to mind when I think of dealing with him.”

    Douglas

  • “Jim and his staff treated me wonderfully; they were patient and supportive during a very difficult time in my life.”

    Former Client

  • “I have found Attorney Owens to be open, receptive, communicative, respectful and willing to partner in a team effort to achieve what is fair and deserved”

    Lorrie-Jeanne

  • “Nicole Levy is an exceptional attorney. She is highly ethical, effective, and level-headed.”

    Former Client

  • “Kim was exceptional to work with and I've referred anyone else from my area to her as well”

    Amy

  • “Attorney Levy made my divorce as painless as possible. She's fantastic.”

    Former Client

  • “His knowledge and understanding of the law and his clarity of thought were a supreme comfort to me”

    David

  • “Jason is on top of his work immediately when it has to be done. He is a great person and is very trustworthy.”

    Former Client

  • “Everyone I dealt with from their administrative staff to their newly hired attorneys were professional, patient and kind.”

    Clare

  • “James has proven himself to be both knowledgeable and diligent. I would recommend Jim and his Law Firm to anyone”

    Former Client

  • “Attorney Owens represented me in a modification of my divorce agreement. I was very happy with his work.”

    Former Client

  • “Amazing professional and to the point. She's also a wonderful person and easy to talk to”

    John