Attorneys Who Understand Complex Property Division
Essentially, divorce is a financial transaction. At Capps Law Firm, PLLC, in Austin, Texas, our goal is to provide you with the information you need to make the best decisions possible for your specific financial circumstance.
- We assist with the characterization and division of retirement benefits, including private pensions, defined contribution retirement accounts such as 401(k) and 403(b) plans, federal employee retirement benefits, military service member pensions, Texas Employee Retirement System benefits and Texas Teacher’s Retirement System benefits, to name a few.
- We are experienced in dividing stock portfolios, stock options, restricted stock units (RSU’s), stock acquired through employee stock purchase plans (ESPP’s), stock acquired through employee stock ownership plans (ESOP’s) and stock held in stock portfolios.
- We understand the unique issues involved in a divorce where the party or parties own a firmly held business or a sole proprietorship, or hold high assets and receive benefits through a trust.
Business Skill, Tax Experience and a Love Of Math Add up to Success
From a young age, attorney Kelly J. Capps had an affinity for numbers. She holds an undergraduate degree in business administration. In addition to being a business owner, she has considerable experience with the tax implications of dividing pensions and retirement benefits in the divorce. All attorneys at Capps Law Firm, PLLC are comfortable with the sophisticated mathematics involved in many divorce cases.
The Wrong Decision Could Cost You Far Too Much
Believe it or not, many divorce settlement agreements don’t contemplate and address the tax implications of the divisions they propose. At Capps Law Firm, PLLC, our attorneys are highly conscientious about incorporating tax liability into our property settlements to maximize the property settlement benefit to our clients. We will work directly with CPAs and other tax professionals as necessary to assist our clients in getting and keeping a great deal. We aren’t tax professionals, but we recognize that being knowledgeable about divorce tax is critical to providing full service to our clients.
The reality is most divorce attorneys, like most people generally, just don’t like to think about taxes or deal with them. Unfortunately, by not addressing tax issues at the time of divorce directly and presuming that taxes are something a good accountant can clean up later, clients can end up agreeing to terms where the real value of the property awarded may be significantly different than what one or both parties are expecting.
At Capps Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that tax consequences are significant and must be addressed in the context of the overall settlement.
Avoid the potential of a financial setback. Turn to a law firm who knows the family law inside and out: Capps Law Firm, PLLC.
To learn more about complex property division, arrange a consultation by calling our law firm at 512-410-2453 or contact us online.