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A lot of it is going to depend on what those complex property issues are, and I mean the, I think the best thing in any lawyer, but specifically a family lawyer, because it encompasses so many different areas, you know. You’re dealing with real property meaning, you know, houses, and lots, and things like that. And you can get into commercial real estate, but you can also be talking about things like intellectual property. So if you own a patent on some electrical engineering thing, I am not capable, as I sit here as a Board Certified divorce lawyer, telling you hey you know what Bill? This patent is worth X.
So the important thing is knowing what your strengths are and what your weaknesses are, and then having the connections in the expert community to bring in the right folks to assist. So that’s why it’s so important that, you know, I’ve got business valuation at experts that I use on lots of different cases depending on what the businesses are we’re evaluating. And I’ve got other experts that are going to come in and assist in child custody matters. And let’s say we’ve got someone that’s got, they’ve got big holdings in oil and gas, or someone’s got big holdings in commercial real estate. Well I’m bringing experts in, in those particular areas that are going to help me understand not just what the value is, but what are the benefits of my client maintaining those assets after the divorce, and what are the pitfalls.
I mean, you know, let’s say that with commercial real estate for example, you own a strip center that, you know, boy from the outside it looks good, but then you need to have someone that can come in and say you know what? You’ve got X, Y and Z tenants that aren’t performing. And you’re looking at having additional costs within the next six months on possibly eviction, and then the re-letting of those particular parts of the strip center. So you need to surround yourself with the other people that have expertise in a particular area that can help you maximize the benefits to your client, and that’s what we do every day.
Dallas high-net-worth divorce attorney, Mark Scroggins, shares what makes him different in his approach to cases than other Texas attorneys.