Most family law attorneys do not have a background in finance or accounting, yet are often confronted with complex financial issues in divorce matters. The services of an experienced financial expert can be vital to you and your client in such matters.
In vetting financial experts, look for those who specialize in business valuation and forensic accounting. However, don’t pigeon-hole your expert. If your matter doesn’t require a business valuation or the tracing of dissipated assets, a financial expert can still be of great help to you in each phase of the process: discovery, deposition, and trial.
Beyond valuation, tracing, and testifying, below is a list of services a skilled financial expert provides to help you uncover and understand financial issues:
In financial situations that may be scrutinized by regulators, courts, tax collectors, and a myriad of other lurking adversaries, the financial, economic, and accounting experience and skills of a financial expert are invaluable.
To receive the highest benefit of financial expert services, hire the financial expert with ample time to assist with the various stages of the case and provide the expert access to pertinent documentation and information.
A competent financial expert will be able to define and quantify the financial aspects of a case and effectively communicate the conclusion.
For more information or to discuss your matter with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Originally published in Mercer Capital’s Tennessee Family Law Newsletter, First Quarter 2018
Ms. Calhoun provides valuation and forensics services for family law, gift & estate planning, commercial litigation, M&A, and further matters related to privately held businesses, dissenting shareholders, intellectual property, personal goodwill, etc. With her forensics ...
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