Solving Complex Family Law Issues with Creative Strategies

Palo Alto High Net Worth Divorce Lawyer

Successful Solutions for Complex Divorces

No one enters into the decision to get a divorce lightly. This is especially true for couples who have accumulated wealth together and are concerned about their financial futures once their property is divided. When business interests, securities, real estate holdings, and other lucrative assets are on the line, it pays to have an experienced Palo Alto high net worth divorce lawyer in your corner.

The divorce lawyers at Moradi Saslaw provide compassionate legal representation to individuals who have decided to end their marriage. We have the unique skillset to skillfully guide clients through a high-net-worth divorce. We understand that the more complex your situation, the more complicated your case can get. Our lawyers have developed a reputation for working with high-net-worth individuals whose cases require a detail-oriented approach.

Our high-value divorce lawyers have the expertise to help resolve the most complex of cases. We regularly work with entrepreneurs of startup companies, CEOs, doctors, lawyers, and spouses who have put their own ambitions on hold to support their spouse’s goals. We can help you with the unique issues you are currently facing and recommend a legal strategy that is personally tailored to your situation. Call us at (415) 625-4587 to speak with one of our knowledgeable Palo Alto divorce lawyers today.

Issues to Be Resolved in Your Palo Alto CA Divorce

California divorces deal with a variety of issues, including:

Property Division

For higher net worth couples, the issues can be particularly contentious because more is on the line. At Moradi Saslaw, our knowledgeable team can help you identify, appraise, and classify valuable property you may own or have an interest in, including valuable real and personal property.

We can expertly apply California community property laws and contract principles to argue for the best resolution of your divorce case.

Many high-net-worth couples choose to enter into detailed prenuptial and postnuptial agreements in order to avoid the community property rules in California. Our lawyers have a strong understanding of contract principles and factors that are evaluated when determining whether such agreements will be enforced by California courts.

Spousal Support

California recognizes that spouses who have disparate incomes may need spousal support to be awarded to bridge the financial gap between the spouses. California courts consider many factors when determining whether to award spousal support and in what amount. These factors include:

  • The length of the marriage
  • The standard of living established during the marriage
  • The age and health of each spouse
  • The earning capacity of each spouse
  • The higher-earning spouse’s ability to pay spousal support
  • The sacrifices and contributions each spouse made
  • The separate assets and liabilities of each spouse
  • Whether a spouse can obtain gainful employment without sacrificing their children’s best interests
  • Any history of domestic violence
  • Any other relevant factor

Let our team fight for a fair outcome for you.

Child Support

Child support guidelines do not apply to many high-net-worth couples, so child support matters for these individuals are usually much more complex than in other cases. Additionally, these individuals may be concerned about how to pay for luxury items or expenses commiserate with their child’s standard of living, such as the payment for private school or college tuition, a personal vehicle for their child, financial accounts held on behalf of the child, travel, and extracurricular activities. Our team can help resolve these issues so that your child is properly provided for.

Child Custody and Parenting Matters

Our knowledgeable lawyers know that one of your most important goals is to take good care of your children. Hopefully, your spouse shares this goal. We can help you negotiate or mediate a co-parenting plan that puts your child’s interests first.

Temporary Orders

Temporary orders are court orders that are made while a case is pending. Because high-net-worth divorce cases are usually more complex, they may take longer to resolve. Therefore, being able to put temporary orders in place is often key to protecting your interests in the interim.

Divorce Options Designed to Achieve Your Goals

When you are going through a divorce in Palo Alto, you have several options for how to resolve the matter, including:


California courts respect the right of married couples to decide how to resolve their family matters. Most divorces are ultimately resolved through a settlement, either by the parties themselves or through negotiations with their attorneys. When possible, Moradi Saslaw can help resolve your divorce case through this private and confidential manner. Our goal is to help you achieve your divorce goals with as little conflict as possible.


In some cases, we may recommend mediation. This is a process in which a neutral mediator meets with the spouses and their lawyers in an attempt to settle the divorce case. The mediator does not represent either party but instead tries to facilitate an agreeable resolution between the parties. Moradi Saslaw attorneys have served as mediators or consulting attorneys in previous cases and can lend our experience to your case.

Collaborative Divorce

California collaborative divorce involves working with your spouse and professionals to reach a settlement out of court. You and your spouse are both required to cooperate in good faith. If your case does not settle, you must use a different attorney to advance with litigation.


If a spouse is being unreasonable, there is a history of abuse or concealment of assets, or your spouse has a position regarding custody, property division, or support that is much different than yours, your case may best be resolved through divorce litigation. This process entails giving the court the authority to make decisions about your finances and children that are binding on both parties.

Contact Our Team for Help with Your Case

When so much is at stake, it is critical to quickly retain highly-qualified legal representation. The Palo Alto high-net-worth divorce lawyers at Moradi Saslaw are uniquely equipped to help high-net-worth divorce cases. Let us put our extensive experience to use in our case. You can get started by calling us at (415) 625-4587.