Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., LMFT

Founder, www.HighNetWorthDivorces.com

   When a couple is wealthy and has accumulated a lot of assets, they often think that a divorce has to be messy, complicated, bitter, combative expensive and stressful.

Moreover, some divorcing people are simply too bitter and too angry to think this way about the dissolution of their marriage in a positive manner.

However, if the divorcing couple can effectively manage their anger, sadness, disappointment and frustration, they may be able to develop a new outlook and a healthier philosophy about their divorce.

With this new viewpoint, they can consider what really may be best for themselves, their children, their professional lives and their businesses in the long run.

In addition, they may discover that because they have financial resources, they can implement some creative and beneficial strategies for all parties impacted by the divorce process.

On the other hand, for couples that are open to mediation or to a collaborative divorce, they can save time, money and energy and they are more likely to develop a wise and constructive approach for getting through this process.

According to Katherine Eisold Miller, a highly experienced family lawyer based in Westchester, New York, who believes in mediation and the collaborative divorce process, there are many creative strategies that can make sense for high net worth couples who are considering a divorce.

“If a couple has a lot of assets, they have the opportunity to do creative things that really meet their needs.  For example, if they truly want a seamless parenting plan that comes close to replicating an intact family for their children, they can purchase a large two family house or townhouse and the children can go back and forth between they two homes like they would to play at a neighbors.

If they have accumulated significant wealth and want to maintain the power that wealth gives them in the investment market place, they can create a family partnership and go forward as business partners rather than as spouses.  The same thing is true of they own a business together and want to continue to run the business as partners whether or not they are both active in the business.” says Miller.

Attorney Miller has a fine web site with an abundance of useful information, videos, a book and articles. Visit www.WestchesterFamilyLaw.com to learn more.

You can email Ms. Miller at katherine@westchesterfamilylaw.com.

Or, you can call her at (914) 738-7765.