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What is the role of a forensic accountant (CPA) in a divorce?

A forensic accountant, usually a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), is one of the team members you or your attorney may retain to value assets, to locate missing assets or income. An accountant may also calculate your historical standard of living for the alimony amount or determine your or your spouse’s ability to meet (or restrictions upon your ability to provide) alimony requested; or to determine the tax consequences of various alimony and equitable distribution scenarios. A CPA who is also a valuation expert may assist in valuing your or your spouse’s interest in a closely held business. We only retain independent, highly credible, qualified experts as they are a reflection on you as well as on our firm.

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