Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is required to use reliable principles and methods in coming to expert opinions. In this video, Tracy discusses the rule and how it might apply to a damage calculation done by an expert witness.
Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and equitable. A forensic accountant and fraud investigator, Coenen wrote the book to arm lawyers with a powerful tool when valuing and dividing property in complex divorce cases.
Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation practice.
Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
Where does a forensic accountant begin when trying to calculate the income available for support in a divorce or child support case? Tracy Coenen talks about some of the issues encountered in trying to evaluate income.
When a spouse involved in a divorce owns a business, the finances of that business must be analyzed. A Business Lifestyle Analysis can be done to determine the true income of the company and find out where the money is really going. In this video, Tracy Coenen talks about how she analyzes the detailed accounting records of a business.
How much does your judge really understand about financial issues? Will he or she be able to sort out cases with complex accounting and finance scenarios? Tracy Coenen and Miles Mason discuss how your expert witness can help the judge understand.
When a divorcing spouse owns a business, it is imperative to dig into the financial records of the business in order to value it and to determine where the money is going. Tracy Coenen and Miles Mason talk about the documents that a forensic accountant needs in order to evaluate the business.
Should forensic accountants and expert witnesses provide services to criminal defendants? Tracy Coenen discusses the work that can be done on the criminal defense side, and a few issues that the accountant should consider before accepting such a case.
Tracy Coenen discusses the early stages of a financial investigation related to a divorce. When evaluating the finances of a business, Tracy explains what to look at first and how those items are analyzed.