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How a forensic accountant can assist in your divorce

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2024 | Divorce

Going through a contentious divorce is not easy. And if the situation involves substantial assets, the process becomes even more complicated. 

Texas is a community property state, which means assets are split 50/50. However, some people don’t want to abide by the law and would prefer that their spouse receive less than their fair share. Fortunately, forensic accountants can prevent that unethical practice from occurring.

Safeguarding your financial future

Divorce involves the division of assets, liabilities, and financial resources, and when substantial assets are involved, the situation can become highly intricate. A forensic accountant specializes in conducting thorough investigations and can shed light on critical financial matters.

Forensic accountants have expertise in uncovering hidden assets or income. In cases where a spouse may attempt to conceal assets through offshore accounts, shell companies, or other deceptive means, a forensic accountant can conduct a comprehensive examination of financial records to ensure transparency and fairness in asset division.

For couples who own businesses, investments or significant real estate, it’s paramount to determine the accurate value of these assets to ensure equal distribution. Forensic accountants possess the skills to assess the value of businesses and other assets and provide an objective assessment.

In contested divorce cases that require litigation, a forensic accountant can serve as an expert witness. They can present their findings, analyses and conclusions, and provide a professional opinion based on a thorough financial investigation.

If you are facing a litigious divorce involving significant assets, you may want to consider hiring a forensic accountant. They can provide a strategic advantage in protecting your financial future, especially if you believe your ex-spouse is hiding assets. Discuss your concerns with someone who can review your options and assess whether hiring a forensic accountant is the right choice to ensure that you receive your fair share of marital assets.