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Marital Dissolution and Collaborative Divorce

Resolution for Marital Disputes

forensic accounting service for divorce and marital disputesWhen you partner with our experts at Forensic Accountants & Consultants, you can count on our professionalism, diligence, and discretion. Our team of Certified Public Accountants and Certified Fraud Examiners undertake careful financial investigations, provide expert witness testimony, and defend our findings. Our capabilities related to marital disputes include asset tracing, lifestyle analysis, business valuations, and forensic accounting.

We understand how stressful a marital dispute can be. It's essential to get a sense of your financial situation from a qualified, unbiased professional so you know exactly where you stand. Since 2013, our experienced CPAs have helped people just like you. We work with individuals across the United States from our offices in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, Florida, and Atlanta.

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Why Would You Need an Accountant During a Marital Dispute?

forensic accounting for divorceDuring your marital dispute, you can rely on our team to provide you with the facts of your unique financial scenario. Our CPA relays information concisely and is happy to address any questions that you have. Our team exhibits unbiased, independent thinking and research. We're always prepared to defend our findings, either privately or in court.

Undisclosed or hidden assets, income, and finances can drastically change the dynamics of a marital dispute. Whether you suspect that concealed finances exist, or you want a valuation of a shared business, we work diligently to unravel the truth of the situation. We're committed to evaluating the case at hand with fairness to both parties and seek to dive into the resources and facts. Our bilingual team approaches your case with discretion, care, and precision.

How We Can Help

Our team carefully evaluates your situation to determine the best course of approach. We want to provide you with the comprehensive support, logistics, and analytics you need to settle. You can count on our team to provide the extensive services you require. Our CPA helps guide you through the process and keeps in touch, so you're never left wondering about our progress.

Performing Thorough Research & Analysis

Financial issues can quickly become contentious and hostile. By maintaining efficient communication and relaying critical information, our experts keep you informed regarding your marital dispute. The financial elements associated with marital disputes are often time-consuming, complicated, and challenging to break down. In some relationships, one spouse may assume more of the money management role throughout a marriage. Our experts perform a thorough forensic investigation to break down the financial situation for both parties.

We use our experience and knowledge in accounting principles, auditing techniques, and financial document analysis to discover transferred or undisclosed assets and income. Detecting such occurrences is particularly complex, but we have fine-tuned our approach to uncover the facts of the situation. We can analyze bank deposits and review a couple's net worth at different points in time to see whether the reported incomes during that period are consistent with changes in net worth. You can count on us to leave no stone unturned during our investigative process.

Our forensic accountants analyze pre-marital and marital business interests, investment accounts, and real estate to be considered for marital property awards during asset tracing. By reviewing the data, we can determine the marital and non-marital components of withdrawals and contributions into these assets. We also search for previously undeclared investments, credit cards, and bank accounts.

We consider several factors when seeking to find all assets. Our Spanish-speaking marital disputes team carefully evaluates:

  • Individual, fiduciary, and business tax returns
  • Business and personal financial statements
  • Loan applications and public record searches
  • Disbursements made from brokerage and bank accounts

It can be highly beneficial to have a lifestyle analysis performed by our skilled team during marital dissolution. We review income and expenses to get a sense of the everyday living of both parties throughout the marriage. Our CPAs will analyze and explain investment accounts, credit card statements, and bank statements and create a prospective marital budget. This marital budget takes into account specific post-divorce expenses not incurred in the marriage.

In some cases, one spouse may be more involved in the financial aspect of a shared business. Our forensic accountants can be trusted to perform an accurate, non-biased valuation that assesses the enterprise's true worth. Business valuations can be complicated by factors such as non-marital asset deductions or personal goodwill. We carefully evaluate the value of an inherited or pre-marital business and assess the passive and active elements that have influenced its growth.

Helping You Navigate Marital Disputes

We understand how stressful and frightening a marital dispute can be. Especially when there are disputed finances or suspected hidden assets, a marital dispute can be very challenging to navigate. Our marital dispute experts at Forensic Accountants & Consultants are prepared to offer financial support throughout the entire process. From consulting to expert testimony, you can count on our team to perform our role with precision and neutrality. Get in touch with team today to schedule your initial consultation!

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Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative Divorce is a private alternative to the traditional court room divorces and is based on three principles:

  • A pledge not to go to court
  • An honest exchange of information by both spouses
  • A solution that takes into account the highest priorities of both adults and their children.

Unlike traditional family law cases, all meetings, communications, and proposed settlement options in the collaborative process are confidential. Issues are resolved through a series of joint sessions, including the clients, attorneys, neutral financial professional, and a coach. The group, collectively and individually, is dedicated to reaching a settlement that considers the values and goals of both parties.

The financial professional in a collaborative context is a neutral expert for issues requiring expertise such as valuation of a closely held business, determination of income, and analyses of marital and non-marital assets. The expert brings to the table an honest and even-handed view of relevant information and facts to assist in creating options for settlement.

Monica Caswell has been trained in the collaborative practice with Monica attending an advanced training in collaborative divorce. Monica is also a member of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Tampa Bay Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Collaborative Family Law Institute of Florida. For additional information about collaborative practice, visit the groups’ websites by clicking on the links below.

Watch the following videos of successful Collaborative Divorces in your community!

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