Doctors work painstakingly hard to reach a career goal with significant financial rewards, and unfortunately it is that financial position which can lead to a potentially complicated and complex divorce process. If you are a doctor facing divorce, it is critically important to hire a divorce attorney experienced in handling the issues of divorce specific to your line of work. These include:
- The determination of how your practice will be valued and used in divorce proceedings, specifically if you are either a part owner or whole owner of the practice.
- Using the best approach possible to seek minimal financial burden should alimony be a consideration based on the income disparity between you and your spouse.
- Establishing a creative visitation schedule based on your complex work schedule.
On the flip side, if you are the spouse of a doctor and have either given up a career to support your spouse’s or have worked the entire marriage, it is still important to hire representation familiar with the medical profession. A knowledgeable divorce attorney will work on your behalf to obtain financial security from alimony and other marital assets based on the history of your marriage and your contributions to his or her career, i.e. contributions made to your spouse’s medical school education, whether your worked in your spouse’s medical practice, and other factors.
At the law office of Anton Castro, our family attorneys are familiar with the unique challenges associated with medical professionals and divorce. Whether you’re a physician or the spouse of one, we will work to represent your best interest. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call our family law office at 813-907-9807.