There are warning signs that your client or their spouse may have committed financial fraud within their marriage. The greater the number of red flags, the more likely that fraud has occurred.
A family law attorney and a forensic accountant explain four tax issues that attorneys frequently overlook when resolving high-asset divorce cases.
This year’s Conference features hands-on and case study style sessions to strengthen skills in both fields and a dynamic lineup of keynoters.
Advice for family lawyers when selecting a forensic expert to assist in the settlement of a case.
In many cases, a delay in retaining an expert can create trouble for both the expert and the attorney that could have been easily avoided.
By Tracy L. Coenen: A thorough lifestyle analysis can help discover undisclosed income and assets.
By Kim Joseph Onisko: A road map for arguing the existence and amount of hidden income.
The Statement: “my spouse is (or has been) hiding assets of substantial amounts”. The Big Question: “what will you do to be certain we find them? ALL of them!” First answer: call your favorite forensic accountant!
By John Quirk: One of the frustrating things in divorce cases for victims of divorce, lawyers that represent divorcing couples, forensic accountants and even marriage counselors is how to locate and even more important, how to recover hidden assets in overseas secret bank accounts and financial institutions.
By Steve Z. Ranot: The Canadian income tax system allows self-employed individuals and corporations to self-assess their income and determine their income tax obligations. Unreported income and false business expenses impact family law matters because adjustments need to be made for a spouse’s income for support purposes and a company’s maintainable earnings for business valuation purposes.