Bringing It to Life #5: Navigating Money and Corporate Complexities in High Conflict Divorces with Guest Kate Merrill

High Conflict Cases and Money: Navigating the Complexities

In this episode of It’s All Your Fault, Bill and Megan are joined by special guest Kate Merrill, a California attorney specializing in complex divorce cases involving stock options and other business and corporate issues. As part of the Bringing It to Life series, they explore the intricacies of high conflict divorces involving money and finances.

Kate shares her unique perspective, having transitioned from a corporate attorney in Silicon Valley to a family law attorney. Her background in corporate law and MBA in finance enable her to approach these cases with a fresh perspective, uncovering hidden assets and untangling complex financial structures.

Bill and Megan discuss the common patterns of behavior exhibited by high conflict individuals in divorce cases involving money, including controlling finances and using manipulation tactics to hide assets or mislead their partners.

Questions we answer in this episode:

  • How can a background in corporate law and finance benefit high conflict divorce cases?
  • What are the common patterns of behavior exhibited by high conflict individuals in divorce cases involving money?
  • Why is it crucial for clients to be their own advocates and educated consumers of legal services?

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding corporate structures, compensation packages, and investment vehicles is essential in high conflict divorce cases involving money.
  • Clients must be their own advocates and educated consumers of legal services, as most family lawyers may not have the specialized knowledge required to navigate complex financial matters.
  • Conducting a thorough investigation into the financial history of a relationship can uncover hidden assets and manipulative tactics.

This episode offers invaluable insights for anyone navigating a high conflict divorce involving money and finances, providing strategies to uncover the truth and achieve a fair outcome.

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Note: We are not diagnosing anyone in our discussions, merely discussing patterns of behavior.

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