Judges and Financial Issues

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.

Using the Net Worth Method of Proof in Divorce Cases

In divorce cases, forensic accountants can use the “net worth method of proof” to calculate income. This is used to search for hidden or unreported income. Rather than simply taking a spouse’s word for it that his or her income is X, we can do an analysis like this to try to verify the claimed income.  This method of proof is one part of a lifestyle analysis, in which we are analyzing the party’s lifestyle and determining if that lifestyle matches the income that is being reported. This video explains the process of completing a net worth analysis.

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