Womack and Calhoun to Participate in VPS Webinar on Critical Issues in Divorce Valuations

Two Mercer Capital professionals, Scott A. Womack, ASA, MAFF, Senior Vice President, and Karolina Calhoun, CPA/ABV/CFF, Vice President, will present the webinar “Critical Issues in Divorce Valuations” hosted by Valuation Products and Services (VPS). This webinar will take place on July 31st from 12 to 2 PM (Central) and is approved for 2 hours of CPE credit. To register, click here.

If you’ve been performing valuations for other purposes, but want to expand your horizons to providing valuations and services for Family Law, what are some of the areas and nuances of this service area that you need to know? The purpose of the webinar is to share some of the areas that valuations in Family Law must consider that might be different or a different spin than general valuations. Also, the webinar will touch on some other services that valuation professionals can offer to Family Law attorneys in this area.

Speakers will cover the following topics:

  • Standards of value
  • Dates of valuation
  • Marital vs. separate property
  • Active/passive appreciation
  • Adjustments in valuation & how they may impact alimony
  • Valuation assumptions influence valuation conclusions
  • Ancillary services to offer to attorneys
  • Division of assets, need/ability to pay (lifestyle) analysis for support, tracing analysis
  • Personal vs. enterprise goodwill
  • Other financial issues

Scott concentrates his practice in family law litigation (traditional litigated divorce and collaborative divorce) and valuation matters involving a variety of industries. He assists estate planning attorneys in federal and state valuation matters, family law attorneys in divorce matters (including business valuation, forensic accounting, division of marital estate, etc.), and small business owners involving the potential sale of their businesses. Additionally, Scott is a presenter of various valuation and family law topics to attorneys, accountants, and business professionals for the purpose of educating the public.

Karolina has been involved with hundreds of valuation and litigation support engagements in a diverse range of industries on local, national and international levels. As a member of the firm’s Litigation Group, she provides valuation and forensics services for litigated family law, gift & estate planning and further matters related to divorce, privately held businesses, dissenting shareholders, intellectual property, personal goodwill, etc. With her forensics accreditation, she provides economic and financial damages studies, asset tracing, lost profits, and lifestyle analysis.