Career Considerations

Doctors, entrepreneurs, & tech professionals

Your family and career have likely always been entwined with any change you make in one area inevitably impacting the other. Most people going through a divorce can expect to miss some work to attend court. They may have increased stress, making them short-tempered, or shared custody may require modifications in working schedules. Certain careers have impacts that go beyond the customary. Doctors, entrepreneurs, and tech professionals face unique challenges during and after divorce.

TRUSTING A PROFESSIONAL

Doctors

 

You are trained in school to be stoic, deliver excellent bedside manner, and face the unknown with curiosity and a desire to “fix it.” Facing divorce may have you feeling like you have failed or guilty if you have children about the long-term implications your divorce may have on them. Not to mention the choices you have to make regarding your career if you want to pull back and spend more time focused on your kids. 

 

Financially, your divorce may derail or delay your long-term plans even if you were part of a dual-income family. It is important to know you can ask for help; it does not have to be up to you to fix everything. Our team of highly qualified family law attorneys can help you devise and negotiate a plan that will allow you and your family thrive.

PROTECTING YOUR INTERESTS

Entrepreneurs 

 
Uncertainty is likely your middle name. Building a business takes a willingness to face the unknown, tackle the ups and downs, and continue with tremendous fortitude. As you face divorce, the biggest obstacle will be assessing income and the value of the business. You will be asked to supply supplemental financial documents, taxes, asset records, cash flow statements, and business proposals. 
 
It is very likely you and your ex will disagree about your income. You will likely want to ensure that any spousal maintenance orders can be altered if there is a sudden or unexpected change in your income that would prevent you from being able to pay. We can bring together a team of professionals to support you with the guidance of a family law office that has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs find their way through divorce successfully.

NAVIGATING THE COMPLEXITIES

Tech Professionals

 

Did you start your career at a startup? Inching your way forward, taking stock options instead of compensation? As you approach divorce, your financial portfolio can be a labyrinth to divide without legal expertise.

 

We have been around Seattle based techies long enough to know that upward mobility and opportunity can come from any corner of the globe at any time. If you have children, you want to ensure your divorce settlement and parenting plan take that kind of unpredictability into consideration to help avoid future chaos and frustration. When thinking about a parenting plan, you may have unique challenges as your career has likely required long workdays and significant time away from your family to nurture your success. 

 

An experienced family law attorney from Elise Buie Family Law can help you pinpoint what matters most for you and negotiate a settlement that positions your family for long-term success. Call us today.

STAY UP TO DATE

Subscribe to our newsletters

 
Subscribe to one or more of our newsletters, delivering meaningful insight on topics that matter to you and your family.

FURTHER READING

Blog Posts

Estate planning can feel overwhelming, but it is necessary to ensure your assets are in order and your loved ones are taken care of. Establishing an estate plan can also make certain issues easier for you and your family during…

In Washington state, alimony is referred to as maintenance. Maintenance is court-ordered spousal support payments that one spouse makes to assist with the living expenses of the other spouse for a period of time and for a particular purpose.  Maintenance…

The homes. The boat. The investment accounts. During a high-net-worth divorce, the disposition of these and other assets (and debts) may be one of the most significant reasons underlying the contention between you and your soon-to-be-ex, making these types of…

NFTs have garnered a significant degree of popularity in recent years, particularly among the Gen-Z and younger millennial crowd. While they are relatively new to the financial and online scene and have garnered a degree of controversy with questions surrounding…

Cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Dogecoin, are increasing in prominence in the investment portfolios of many. They are also used for transactions. These assets can add value to an estate, sometimes enough to turn a small estate into a high-net-worth…

For many people, real property, usually a home, makes up the largest portion of their estate. Because of that, one of the most common bequests individuals make is to have that piece of real property pass to their heirs upon…

The marital home is often a point of contention during a divorce. Whether or not to keep the house can raise a lot of emotions, especially when children are involved. If you are thinking about divorce or are in the…

The thought of losing your home or its contents in a disaster is a scary thought. Loss of life, destruction of irreplaceable items such as home movies, photos, and heirlooms make it unconscionable. But as we know in life, sometimes…

When a couple decides to divorce, and one spouse is unable to support themselves, spousal support becomes a hot-button issue. Learn how to mitigate conflict and move forward.

Having to complete a QDRO in Washington State as part of your divorce will force you to take a look at your retirement accounts, what's in them, and their terms. Learn how this impacts your divorce and your estate plan.

Do you know the damage you do when your child thinks you don't want to pay child support?

Let us help you understand the variables at stake because the short answer is how much a divorce will cost depends on the divorce. Every divorce is unique.

A guardian is necessary when a person or minor is considered "incapacitated." A person is incapacitated if the person is: 1) a minor; 2) an adult who, because of a physical or mental condition, is substantially unable to: a) provide food, clothing, or shelter for himself or herself; b) care for the person's own physical health; or c) manage the person's own financial affairs; or 3) must have a conservator appointed for the person to receive funds due the person from a governmental source.

If you're currently going through a divorce in Washington State, you're probably digging through piles of papers looking for bills, statements, and other important documents. During that search, most people, however, forget to revisit their estate planning documents. Learn why you should.

A high-net-worth divorce doesn't necessarily have to become a circus or take years to finalize. With awareness, a couple with extensive assets can emerge from a divorce financially and emotionally sound, ready for a solid future. But it will require a commitment from both parties to ensure that happens. As a Seattle family law attorney, here are a few of my tips to keep tensions at bay.