Examinations during a Divorce

Divorce is a very difficult time and adding the legal element to the case it becomes stressful to the splitting couple.  Examining the books and records for a divorce case to try and locate irregularities and possibly hidden income and assets is a common practice.  A CFE may be a great fit for your divorce case especially if fraud is suspected.  A CPA may be more realistic for the courts for a financial review.  If you bring in a CFE on a divorce case I have been present as an expert witness where the judge viewed it as a witch hunt. 

Conducting an Examination

Each divorce case is different and depending on the scope of the engagement not every case is accepted.  Due to this, if we have a colleague that we can refer that would be available or a good fit we will forward your contact information.  Our firm will only work through your attorney.

  • We will not accept any case documentation for review prior to a retainer and fully executed engagement agreement
  • If we do receive case documentation prior to an executed engagement agreement and retainer we will not review the documentation
  • DWP – Designation without permission – if we are designated as an expert witness without our permission
  • We will bill the attorney for our designation fee
  • We will notify the judge presiding the case
  • Our CV clearly states that designation of our name constitutes acceptance of our retainer agreement and the retainer and designation fee is owed.  
  • We do not accept cases with unrealistic timelines

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