Ideally, a family should be a stronghold of happiness, comfort, safety, and stability. It should be that haven where you can belong, find love and affection, dream, and grow. Thus, when what you once held as your most reliable support system falls apart, ending in divorce, it can be devastating.
At Kaspar & Lugay LLP, we understand the implications of divorce and the ensuing battles on your emotional well-being and future. Family disputes have long-term consequences on the family, especially if young children are involved. Thus, navigating family disputes in court requires the help of an experienced and empathic family law attorney to guide you through the trying moments objectively and safeguard your rights.
Our law firm is committed to providing our clients with the best legal representation in their family disputes by protecting their interests in the best way possible. If you have a high-stake family dispute and need an experienced Napa family law attorney to help you out, contact us today and brief us on your case.
Why Kaspar & Lugay LLP
Family disputes are emotionally and physiologically draining. An unfair settlement only makes the pain worse, as carrying the memory of the injustice for the rest of your life is not a pleasant experience. That is why our Napa family law attorneys commit to helping our clients secure a fair judgment in their disputes.
Our Napa office is among our few Kaspar & Lugay LLP locations across California, and we boast a team of seven family lawyers. Together, our attorneys have combined experience of 70+ years, which we leverage to provide the clients unparalleled legal service.
Whether you want an attorney to help with divorce issues – annulment, property division, pre- & post-divorce support, child custody & visitation, or spousal support, you can trust Kaspar & Lugay LLP attorneys to skilfully litigate your case and counsel you through the process.
Knowledge of Family Law
At Kaspar & Lugay LLP, we focus solely on family law. This has enabled us to develop deep knowledge of the field, gaining the experience required to represent our clients better. If you decide to hire our Napa office attorneys, you can be confident your case is in the hands of a team that has a proven track record handling similar cases.
Unparalleled Business Acumen
We have amassed years of experience helping high net worth clients in divorce and family dispute cases. In the process, we have honed essential skills that enable us to guide the clients in navigating high-stakes cases.
For instance, partner attorney Brent Kaspar’s financial background as a certified public accountant is always invaluable to our clients. In addition, partner attorney Arvin Lugay also possesses vast experience in business litigation, which comes in handy when handling high-stakes cases.
Accessible and Friendly Team
At Kaspar & Lugay LLP, we have a client-centered business approach. From our support team to the attorneys representing you in court, we handle our clients with empathy and are always available to listen whenever you have a concern.
We are conveniently located along Main Street within the Historic Napa Downtown, and our offices are open Monday – Friday, so you can drop in whenever you have an issue. But even if you prefer reaching us remotely, you can have confidence that a friendly team is ready to hear you out on the other side of the line.
What We Can Do For You
At Kaspar & Lugay LLP, we focus on a few areas of family law, primarily divorce and related family disputes. Our Napa family law attorneys can help you in cases such as;
High Net Worth Divorce
Divorce is distressing, no matter the scale. However, high net worth divorces are more complicated, mainly because it involves substantial assets. Identifying the properties acquired during the marriage, valuing them and splitting them fairly between the couple, resolving child custody (where there are minor children), determining child and spousal support, etc., can bring up lots of issues and drag the process.
For these reasons, retaining an experienced attorney to help you navigate the complexities is immensely beneficial.
As family law attorneys, helping high net worth clients resolve their divorces amicably is what we do best. From liaising with professional consultants (valuers, financial experts, etc.) to representing you in court, you can count on us to provide effective legal solutions and advocacy throughout the process.
Property division, especially in high net worth divorce, is usually a complex procedure. Appraising and dividing assets such as real estate holdings or stocks can be challenging. Moreover, a spouse might sometimes conceal assets, necessitating using a forensic accountant to locate them.
California is a community property state. Hence, the marital property should be shared equally. However, this is never straightforward. Rarely do couples manage their properties with divorce in mind. So there is always a possibility of mixing up personal (e.g., inherited property) and family resources in the course of the marriage. And this is usually a major cause of conflict when they get to splitting property during divorce.
At Kaspar & Lugay LLP, our attorneys combine their background in finance and tax and experience in high-stakes litigation to help our clients navigate the complicated asset division process during divorce.
Sometimes, the court might order one spouse to pay for the support of the other for a specified duration. This may be informed by factors such as your marketable skills, the duration of the marriage, your age and health, and so forth.
However, even after a court decision awards spousal support, a spouse might fail to honor the ruling for one reason or another. Should this happen, our Napa family law attorneys can help you uphold the divorce decree to ensure you obtain a fair reward for the duration stipulated by the court.
Child Custody and Support
We understand that despite the dispute, your child’s best interests are a top priority. Hence, we help protect your child’s rights to ensure the ruling on custody, visitation, and support favors them.
Sometimes, circumstances change, necessitating modification of the child custody decree. For instance, if you lose your job/income or your responsibilities increase and cannot raise your share of child support, you may request a modification of the initial decree.
If that happens and we establish modification is possible, we can help you apply to the court to grant you some relief based on your situation.
The California Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act (UPAA) allows couples to enter prenuptial agreements pertaining to their property before marriage. This helps safeguard the personal assets from being classified as community property in case of a divorce.
If you are a wealthy individual planning to get into marriage, signing a prenuptial agreement is essential as it can help protect your assets should your marriage end in divorce.
At Kaspar & Lugay LLP, we help clients planning to get married through the prenups process so they can enter into marriage with peace of mind. At the same time, if you are dissolving your marriage and have a premarital agreement in place, we can help you enforce it and protect your assets throughout the divorce.
Why High Net Worth Divorce Is Complex
High net worth divorce involves complex assets – tangible or intangible. Some examples of tangible assets may include cash, stocks, real estate, artwork, machinery, vehicles, equipment, retirement benefits, etc., while intangibleassets could consist of copyrights, patents, trademarks, business relationships, etc.
Due to the challenges apparent in conducting accurate asset appraisals (especially the intangible ones), factoring depreciation and appreciation, splitting debts, protecting inherited property and assets, and so forth, high net worth divorce is always a complex affair.
In Napa, high net worth divorces are pretty common. As one of the wealthiest cities in America, with a median household income ranging above $80,000, Napa has a considerable number of high net worth residents. Hence, divorces are usually fraught with issues.
However, at Kaspar & Lugay LLP, we have experience representing high net worth clients from the region, so you can have confidence you got the right team protecting your interests.
Let Kaspar & Lugay LLP Napa Help You
If you have a family dispute, be it divorce or post-divorce issues such as child custody & visitation or spousal support issues, we understand it is not easy. It is every person’s dream to have a happy and long-lasting marriage. So when things do not work out, leading to a divorce, the emotional turmoil can be overwhelming.
During these times, you need a legal expert to handle the legal side of the issues as you grieve your loss. Even a minor oversight can end up denying you a fair division settlement and leave you feeling shortchanged. An experienced attorney can help you approach the process objectively and advocate for a favorable settlement.
Kaspar & Lugay LLP attorneys boast over 70+ years of combined experience. You can rely on us to give you the best representation possible. So, let our Napa family law attorneys help you ease the stress of the divorce by protecting your interests. Contact us today.Napa Family Law Attorney