Internal Company Records Used in a Fraud Investigation

In a corporate fraud investigation, the most abundant source of information about the fraud will likely come from internal records of the company. Remember, of course, that the internal records will be not only be paper records, but will be digital as well. In fact, the volume of digital records …

Income Included in Spousal Support Calculations

What sources of income are commonly included when calculating spousal support in a divorce case? While the specifics vary by jurisdiction, in general the courts will commonly consider: wages, investment income, business income, rental income, and royalties. Tracy talks in this video about why it is important to have a …

Bankruptcy Services Provided by a Forensic Accountant

In this short video, Tracy talks about some of the services a forensic accountant could provide in a bankruptcy case. These services could include: Tracing of funds through bank accounts Looking for hidden income and assets Evaluating expenditures to determine whether they were proper (as it relates to the bankruptcy) …

Role of a Financial Expert in a Family Law Case

A financial expert’s assistance with the discovery process can be invaluable to the family law attorney. By virtue of the expert’s familiarity with personal and business financial documents, the financial expert can play an important role in the discovery process.  He or she can help with the following: Determining which …

Questions to Ask at the Start of a Fraud Investigation

In order to properly plan a fraud investigation, a fraud examiner needs to be able to ask good questions that extract valuable information about what needs to be done. The specific questions vary with each investigation, but the following are some basic areas that an investigator should strongly consider exploring. …