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Forensic Accounting and Valuations in a Complex or High Asset Divorce

On Behalf of | Feb 28, 2020 | Divorce

Why is it important to work with Certified Family Law Specialists to ensure accurate forensic accounting and valuations in a complex or high asset divorce in North County?

Many couples in Carlsbad and North County San Diego have significant assets or a substantial income. When marriages associated with wealth or high wage earners come to an end each spouse owes a fiduciary duty to the other to “immediately, fully and accurately” disclose all assets and liabilities. What happens if something is missed, intentionally or unintentionally?  How do you separate the two parties and the complex portfolio of community and separate property associated with their divorce?

Some assets like bank and investment accounts, retirement accounts and trust funds may be more straight forward when it comes to assessing their value. Other assets such as real property, separate property that has been commingled and even intellectual property and copyrighted material may be harder to properly value.

The Certified Family Law Specialists at Burke & Domercq always consider and often seek forensic accounting and valuations in a complex or high asset divorce in North County.  We work with forensic accountants who review information from multiple sources as well as the data provided by the other party.  These forensic specialists verify the accuracy and completeness of information provided and search for inaccuracies, omissions, and hidden assets.

Business or professional practice ownership interests will usually require an independent valuation by an expert in the appropriate field.  The Court in these cases is interested in an accurate valuation and accounting so that community property can fully assessed, organized and valued.  Is any portion of the business or investment portfolio the separate property of either spouse?  Ultimately all property, assets and liabilities must be divided between the parties.

If you are involved in a North County or Carlsbad divorce which involves a business or professional practice, substantial assets or high income wage earners we invite you to contact us or call 760-389-3927 to schedule a meeting with one of our Certified Family Law Specialists.  Learn more about why it is important to consider forensic accounting and valuations in a high asset or complex divorce in North County San Diego.