IL divorce lawyerThe larger and more complex your marital estate is, the more challenging it may be to divide your property fairly during your divorce. High-asset spouses often own assets that generate profit, such as rental properties or a family business, or assets of fluctuating value, like joint investments. Illinois requires all marital assets to be divided fairly and equitably, but determining how to divide certain assets in the most fair way possible may not be easy. If you and your spouse are in a high-asset marriage, it is important to work with a Naperville, IL, divorce attorney who has experience dividing complex assets during the divorce process. While high-asset divorce is somewhat more likely to be litigated, resolving your divorce out of court may allow for greater flexibility in creating a division plan

Dividing Stock Holdings 

High-asset spouses often share a stock portfolio. As the price of each stock is constantly in flux, it may not be easy to determine how to split your stock holdings so that each spouse will retain roughly the same value. One technique is to equally divide stocks in each separate company you own stocks in. So, if you own 50 shares in Company A, each of you would keep 25 shares of stock in Company A