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FACT FINDER FORENSICS INC.

Divorce and Marital Dissolution Services

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Fact Finder Forensics provides a comprehensive suite of Divorce and Marital Dissolution services, offering expert financial solutions to individuals and legal professionals navigating the complexities of divorce. Our specialized services cover every aspect of the financial landscape during divorce proceedings, ensuring clarity and informed decision-making. From in-depth analyses of investments and financial portfolios to meticulous asset identification and tracing, business valuation, and debt analysis, our forensic accountants bring a wealth of expertise to support equitable asset division. We excel in determining income disparages, providing expert witness testimony, and offering forensic evaluations of closely held businesses, ensuring a nuanced understanding of financial implications.

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Forensic Accountant for Divorce and Marital Dissolution Cases

Our services extend to fraud detection and investigation, uncovering hidden assets, lifestyle analysis for alimony considerations, and comprehensive support for mediation and settlement negotiations. We meticulously handle pension valuation, retirement plan analysis, and spousal and child support calculations, offering expert testimony, ongoing monitoring, and compliance assurance. Fact Finder Forensics stands as a reliable partner, guiding individuals and legal professionals through the divorce journey with confidence, transparency, and a commitment to fair and informed financial resolutions.

Fact Finder Forensics services for Divorce and Marital Dissolution:

Analysis of Investments and Financial Portfolios

Debt Analysis

 

Expert Witness Testimony
 

Investigation of Hidden Assets
 

Mediation and Settlement Negotiation Support

Spousal and Child Support Calculation
 

Asset Identification and Tracing
 

Determination of Income
 

Forensic Evaluation of a Closely Held Business

Lifestyle Analysis

 

Pension Valuation

 

Business Valuation

 

Evaluation of Financial Statements
 

Fraud Detection and Investigation
 

Marital Property Division
 

Retirement Plan Analysis
 

Analysis of Investments and Financial Portfolios

Our experts delve deep into financial portfolios, identifying assets, assessing liquidity, and evaluating tax implications. We craft post-divorce financial plans and monitor their performance, ensuring a robust and adaptive financial strategy

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Rely on Fact Finder Forensics to:
  • Identify all marital assets and liabilities.

  • Determine the value of each asset and liability.

  • Analyze the liquidity of each asset.

  • Evaluate the tax implications of dividing assets.

  • Assess the potential risks and returns of each investment.

  • Consider the impact of inflation on the value of assets.

  • Understand the financial goals and risk tolerance of each party.

  • Allocate assets and liabilities equitably between the parties.

  • Develop a post-divorce financial plan for each party.

  • Review and update the plan periodically or as financial circumstances change.

  • Monitor the performance of each investment in the portfolio.

  • Provide advice on potential changes to the portfolio based on market conditions.

  • Consider the impact of spousal support and child support on each party's financial situation.

  • Understand the legal implications of dividing assets in a divorce.

  • Work with a legal team to ensure that the division of assets is fair and equitable.

  • Document all findings and recommendations in a comprehensive report.

Asset Identification and Tracing

Uncover hidden assets with our meticulous approach. We analyze financial documents, review agreements, and assess business interests, providing a comprehensive report to support equitable asset division.

Forensic Accountants at Fact Finder Forensics are experts at:
  • Identifying all marital and non-marital assets.

  • Gathering and reviewing financial documents including bank statements, tax returns, and property deeds.

  • Tracing the origin and history of assets to determine whether they are marital or non-marital.

  • Evaluating the current value of assets, which may require the assistance of appraisers or other professionals.

  • Investigating any hidden or undisclosed assets.

  • Conducting interviews with the divorcing parties and any relevant third parties to gather information about assets.

  • Reviewing any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements that may affect asset division.

  • Assessing any business interests or investments to determine their value and ownership.

  • Analyzing any transfers of assets that may have occurred in anticipation of divorce.

  • Preparing a comprehensive report outlining all identified assets and their values.

  • Providing evidence and testimony in court if necessary.

  • Working with legal counsel to ensure the equitable division of assets.

  • Assessing the potential tax implications of asset division.

  • Identifying any potential liabilities associated with assets.

  • Monitoring any changes in asset values or ownership until the divorce is finalized.

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Business Valuation

For shared businesses, our service includes gathering financial documents, analyzing statements, and applying valuation methods. We liaise with legal professionals, ensuring accurate asset division and compliance with legal requirements.

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Forensic Accountants at Fact Finder Forensics are experts at:
  • Gathering all necessary financial documents

  • Identifying and categorizing marital and non-marital assets

  • Analyzing financial statements and tax returns

  • Determining the value of shared businesses

  • Valuing tangible assets like real estate, vehicles, and equipment

  • Valuing intangible assets like goodwill, patents, and trademarks

  • Assessing market conditions and industry trends

  • Applying appropriate valuation methods

  • Calculating the value of stock options and retirement accounts

  • Determining the value of life insurance policies

  • Evaluating the financial impact of the divorce settlement

  • Preparing a detailed valuation report

  • Liaising with legal professionals to ensure accurate division of assets

  • Identifying potential tax implications of asset division

  • Revaluing assets if necessary due to changes in market conditions or asset status.

  • Assisting in negotiations for asset division based on the valuation.

  • Providing expert testimony in court if required.

  • Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Debt Analysis

Navigate debts seamlessly with our service. We identify, categorize, and propose fair distribution of marital debts. Our experts consider potential tax implications and consult with legal professionals to ensure compliance.

Fact Finder Forensics experts:
  • Identify all outstanding debts.

  • Determine the date each debt was incurred.

  • Categorize each debt as either marital or separate.

  • Calculate the total amount of marital debt.

  • Calculate the total amount of separate debt.

  • Understand the terms of each debt, including interest rates and repayment schedules.

  • Assess the ability of each party to pay the debt.

  • Determine the fair distribution of marital debt.

  • Document all findings in a comprehensive report.

  • Provide supporting documentation for all debts, such as credit card statements or loan agreements.

  • Consider potential tax implications of debt division.

  • Review any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements for stipulations on debt division.

  • Consult with legal professionals to ensure compliance with local laws and regulations.

  • Propose a debt payment plan.

  • Prepare for potential negotiations or disputes over debt division.

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Determination of Income

We meticulously determine income disparities, calculate net income, and assess potential alimony or child support. Our financial affidavits and evidence presentation in court support fair outcomes.

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Forensic Accountants at Fact Finder Forensics are experts at:
  • Gathering all financial documents: This includes tax returns, pay stubs, bank statements, and any other financial documents that can provide insight into both parties' incomes.

  • Identifying all sources of income: This could include wages, salaries, bonuses, commissions, dividends, rental income, business income, pensions, and any other form of income.

  • Calculating gross income: This involves adding up all sources of income to determine each party's gross income.

  • Determining allowable deductions: Certain expenses may be deducted from gross income, such as taxes, health insurance premiums, and certain business expenses.

  • Calculating net income: This is done by subtracting allowable deductions from gross income.

  • Comparing incomes: The incomes of both parties are compared to determine if there is a significant disparity that might warrant alimony or child support payments.

  • Determining potential alimony or child support: If there is a significant income disparity, the court may order one party to pay alimony or child support to the other.

  • Preparing a financial affidavit: This is a sworn statement that outlines each party's income, expenses, assets, and liabilities.

  • Reviewing financial documents: The court or other parties may review the financial documents and affidavits to ensure they are accurate and complete.

  • Presenting evidence in court: If there are disputes about income, the parties may need to present evidence in court to support their claims.

Evaluation of Financial Statements

For a holistic understanding, we evaluate all aspects of financial statements, considering tax implications and reviewing potential hidden assets. Our approach ensures a comprehensive analysis of the financial landscape.

Fact Finder Forensics experts:
  • Identify all marital assets and liabilities.

  • Determine the date of valuation.

  • Assess the value of joint and individual assets.

  • Analyze the liquidity of assets.

  • Evaluate the tax implications of asset division.

  • Determine the value of shared business interests.

  • Assess the value of retirement and pension plans.

  • Evaluate the financial impact of child support and alimony.

  • Analyze the value of life insurance policies.

  • Determine the value of real estate properties.

  • Evaluate the value of personal property items.

  • Assess the value of investments and securities.

  • Analyze the financial implications of debt division.

  • Evaluate the value of intellectual property.

  • Review financial statements for signs of hidden assets or income.

  • Determine the cost basis of assets for tax purposes.

  • Analyze the value of stock options and deferred compensation.

  • Evaluate the impact of the divorce on credit scores.

  • Determine the financial implications of a prenuptial agreement.

  • Assess the value of future earnings and potential inheritances.

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Expert Witness Testimony

Expert witness testimony from forensic accountants in divorce cases covers a wide range of financial issues, including identifying and valuing assets, determining true income of businesses, calculating lifestyle during marriage for alimony purposes, providing testimony on tax implications, and addressing allegations of financial misconduct. This testimony plays a crucial role in determining the financial outcomes of a divorce.

Forensic Evaluation of a Closely Held Business

We scrutinize closely held businesses, assessing financial health, value, and potential disruptions due to divorce. Our comprehensive reports aid in making informed decisions about business assets.

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Forensic Accountants at Fact Finder Forensics are experts at:
  • Identifying all assets, including tangible and intangible assets.

  • Assessing the financial health of the business.

  • Evaluating the value of the business.

  • Reviewing financial records and statements.

  • Uncovering any hidden assets or income.

  • Analyzing the cash flow of the business.

  • Investigating any suspicious financial activities.

  • Assessing the business's liabilities and debts.

  • Determining the fair market value of the business.

  • Evaluating the potential future earnings of the business.

  • Reviewing tax returns and other tax-related documents.

  • Identifying any discrepancies in financial reports.

  • Determining the impact of the divorce on the business.

  • Evaluating the business's financial stability post-divorce.

  • Identifying any potential tax implications of the divorce on the business.

  • Reviewing any business contracts or agreements that may be affected by the divorce.

  • Assessing the potential for business disruption due to the divorce.

  • Identifying any potential conflicts of interest in the business.

  • Determining the impact of the divorce on the business's workforce.

  • Preparing a comprehensive report on the findings of the forensic examination.

Fraud Detection and Investigation

Unearth any fraudulent activities with our detailed investigations. We analyze financial transactions, conduct interviews, and provide evidence and testimony in court if necessary.

Our Forensic Accountants are provide support in:
  • Gathering and reviewing financial documents: This includes bank statements, tax returns, credit card statements, loan documents, and any other financial records.

  • Analyzing financial transactions: This involves looking for any unusual or suspicious activity, such as large withdrawals, frequent transfers, or sudden changes in spending habits.

  • Identifying hidden assets: This may involve tracing funds, investigating offshore accounts, or examining real estate transactions.

  • Evaluating lifestyle and expenditures: This can help determine if a spouse's lifestyle is inconsistent with their reported income, which may indicate undisclosed or underreported assets.

  • Interviewing involved parties: This may include the spouses, financial advisors, business partners, or other individuals who may have knowledge of the couple's financial situation.

  • Preparing a detailed report: This should outline the findings of the investigation, including any evidence of fraud.

  • Testifying in court: If the case goes to trial, the investigator may be called to testify about their findings.

  • Collaborating with legal team: This involves working closely with attorneys to provide them with the necessary information and evidence for the case.

  • Conducting ongoing surveillance: This may be necessary to monitor any changes in financial activity or behavior.

  • Using forensic accounting techniques: This includes techniques such as asset and income tracing, business valuation, and financial statement analysis.

  • Applying data analytics: This can help identify patterns or trends in financial data that may indicate fraudulent activity.

  • Ensuring compliance with laws

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Investigation of Hidden Assets

Our thorough investigation includes analyzing financial history, reviewing documents, and seeking professional assistance when needed. We present findings confidentially and testify in court if required.

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Forensic Accountants at Fact Finder Forensics are experts at:
  • Obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the couple's financial history.

  • Analyzing tax returns, bank statements, and other financial documents.

  • Searching for inconsistencies or discrepancies in financial records.

  • Reviewing property deeds, vehicle titles, and other asset documentation.

  • Conducting interviews with relevant parties such as business partners or financial advisors.

  • Investigating offshore accounts, trusts, or other potential hiding places for assets.

  • Looking into possible transfers of assets to third parties.

  • Checking for unreported income or undervalued assets.

  • Seeking professional assistance from forensic accountants or private investigators if necessary.

  • Gathering evidence to present in court or negotiation proceedings.

  • Keeping all findings confidential and secure.

  • Preparing a detailed report of all findings.

  • Presenting the findings to the client and their legal representative.

  • Testifying in court if necessary.

  • Continually updating the investigation as new information becomes available.

Lifestyle Analysis

For alimony considerations, we identify, appraise, and evaluate high-value assets. Our comprehensive reports assist in negotiations, providing financial analysis and insights for proposed settlements.

Our Forensic Accountants are provide support in:
  • Identify all marital and separate assets.

  • Evaluate and appraise high-value assets such as real estate, businesses, and retirement accounts.

  • Gather and analyze financial documents such as tax returns, bank statements, and investment accounts.

  • Determine the fair market value of all assets.

  • Examine and assess debts and liabilities.

  • Evaluate and calculate income from all sources.

  • Identify any hidden assets or income.

  • Establish the lifestyle maintained during the marriage for alimony considerations.

  • Determine the tax implications of asset division.

  • Provide a comprehensive report detailing the value of all marital assets and income.

  • Assist in developing a proposed asset division.

  • Analyze the financial impact of proposed settlement options.

  • Assist in negotiations by providing financial analysis and insights.

  • Testify as an expert witness in court, if necessary.

  • Monitor asset division to ensure it is carried out as per the agreement.

  • Verify financial disclosures made by both parties.

  • Analyze potential spousal and child support obligations based on income analysis.

Marital Property Division

We assist in identifying, classifying, and distributing marital assets. Our experts consider economic circumstances, contributions, and legal agreements, seeking court approval for property division.

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Forensic Accountants at Fact Finder Forensics are experts at:
  • Identifying all marital assets and liabilities

  • Determining the value of marital assets

  • Classifying properties as marital or non-marital

  • Evaluating the financial and non-financial contributions of each spouse

  • Determining the duration of the marriage

  • Evaluating the economic circumstances of each spouse

  • Considering the desirability of retaining the marital home for any dependent children

  • Assessing any interruption of personal careers or educational opportunities

  • Evaluating the tax consequences of property division

  • Distributing the marital assets and liabilities between the spouses

  • Preparing necessary legal documents for property transfer

  • Negotiating and mediating disputes over property division

  • Considering the effect of any prenuptial or postnuptial agreements

  • Seeking court approval for the division of property.

Mediation and Settlement Negotiation Support

Forensic accountants offer mediation and settlement negotiation support in divorce cases by providing a range of services. They analyze the couple's financial situation, identify and evaluate assets and liabilities, and may uncover hidden assets or income. They also assist in developing financial scenarios, structuring settlements, and valuing businesses. In high-conflict cases, they can provide expert testimony in court.

Pension Valuation

We determine pension values, negotiate divisions, and prepare Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs). Our continuous monitoring ensures proper implementation and consideration of retirement planning.

Our Forensic Accountants are provide support in:
  • Determine the type of pension plan and its details.

  • Obtain and review all relevant pension documents.

  • Understand the rules of the pension plan and how it is affected by divorce.

  • Calculate the present value of the pension.

  • Determine the marital portion of the pension.

  • Compare the value of the pension to other marital assets.

  • Consider the tax implications of the pension division.

  • Negotiate the division of the pension in the divorce settlement.

  • Prepare a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) if required.

  • Monitor the implementation of the QDRO.

  • Communicate with the pension plan administrator to ensure proper division of the pension.

  • Advise on potential impact on retirement planning.

  • Document all steps taken and decisions made for future reference.

Retirement Plan Analysis

Our experts identify, value, and equitably divide retirement assets. We prepare reports, consult with financial advisors, and monitor changes in laws, ensuring ongoing compliance.

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Forensic Accountants at Fact Finder Forensics will:
  • Identify all retirement assets owned by both parties.

  • Determine the value of each retirement asset.

  • Calculate the marital portion of each retirement asset.

  • Evaluate the tax implications of dividing retirement assets.

  • Analyze the potential impact of early withdrawal penalties.

  • Consider the effect of inflation on future retirement income.

  • Assess the potential need for a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).

  • Review the rules of each retirement plan to understand how it can be divided.

  • Compare the value of retirement assets to other marital assets.

  • Develop a strategy for equitably dividing retirement assets.

  • Prepare a report summarizing the findings and recommendations.

  • Consult with a financial advisor or attorney to ensure the division of assets is legally sound and financially beneficial.

  • Monitor changes in retirement plan laws that might affect the division of assets.

  • Re-evaluate the plan periodically to account for changes in asset values or marital status.

  • Document all steps taken and decisions made for future reference.

Spousal and Child Support Calculation

For fair support calculations, we gather, analyze, and evaluate financial data. Our expert testimony in court, assistance in negotiations, and post-divorce financial analysis ensure compliance with court orders.

Our Forensic Accountants are experts in:
  • Gathering and analyzing financial data of both parties involved.

  • Evaluating income of both parties from all sources.

  • Identifying and valuing all assets owned by both parties.

  • Assessing the financial needs of the child or children involved.

  • Calculating the estimated cost of childcare, education, and other related expenses.

  • Determining the standard of living established during the marriage.

  • Evaluating tax implications of spousal and child support payments.

  • Analyzing the earning capacity of both parties.

  • Investigating any hidden assets or unreported income.

  • Providing a detailed report of findings to be used in court proceedings.

  • Assisting in the preparation of financial affidavits.

  • Working closely with lawyers to ensure all financial aspects are covered.

  • Testifying as an expert witness in court, if necessary.

  • Updating calculations based on changing circumstances or new financial information.

  • Reviewing proposed settlement agreements to ensure fairness and accuracy.

  • Providing consultation on financial matters during mediation or settlement negotiations.

  • Conducting post-divorce financial analysis to ensure compliance with court orders.

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At Fact Finder Forensics, we understand the complexities of divorce. Our services empower individuals and legal professionals with the financial insights needed for fair and informed decisions. Navigate your divorce journey with confidence — trust Fact Finder Forensics for comprehensive financial solutions.

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