I recently interviewed Attorney Patrick McCroskey regarding the management of high net worth divorces like the Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie case, which is currently receiving a lot of media attention.
Mr. McCroskey has been practicing family law for twenty-one years. He received his undergraduate degree at University of North Carolina and his law degree at Duke University.
The recipient of many prestigious awards, Mr. McCroskey, who has handled many high net worth divorces, likes family law because it allows him “to positively impact people’s lives.”
When asked if the media would influence judges who reside over high visibility cases, Attorney McCroskey remarked “The family judges in North Carolina are very fair minded and ethical people and they view each case on its merit in spite of any media attention it might receive.”
According to McCroskey, who has been a member of Gum, Hillier and McCroskey for sixteen years, “Only about ten per cent of divorce cases wind up going to trial.” That is, ninety percent of these kinds of cases typically settle at some point in the negotiation process.
Mr. McCroskey, a partner at this Asheville based family law firm, believes that litigation is really quite simple.
“You gather the evidence, get your expert witnesses and present the case.
However, the real art form in high net worth divorce cases and most divorce cases is the ability to negotiate a fair deal for all parties concerned.”
If you or someone you know is considering a divorce, it makes sense to work with a lawyer who understands the artistry involved in family and who can help you and your adversary negotiate a settlement quickly, fairly and efficiently.
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Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. is a Psychotherapist, Author, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and the Founder or www.HighNetWorthDivorces.com