Divorce rates in the United States fluctuate between 40 and 50 percent, ranking it 6th amongst countries with the highest divorce rates in the world. In fact, it is estimated that there is a divorce every 13 seconds in America. When a marriage ends, the separating couple and all of….
Attorneys across the globe turn to forensic accountants and their expertise to assist in their efforts as they navigate their clients’ legal disputes and potential litigation. Often called upon either before litigation or during litigation, forensic accountants are tasked with the role of lending their specialized understanding and knowledge of….
Forensic accounting, sometimes referred to as financial forensics or forensic accountancy, is a specialty practice area where accounting skills are utilized to investigate potential embezzlement or fraud through the analysis of financial information. This information is then eventually used in actual or anticipated legal proceedings, like litigation or disputes. In….
From asset values to income values and from market competition to knowing your company’s worth, getting a business valuation is beneficial for a wide variety of reasons. Business owners often get caught up in the day-to-day of running their company and neglect to look at their organization from a different….
Conducting a thorough valuation of a business or other enterprise is critical to successful results. All too often, business valuation “experts” use a simple rule-of-thumb formula to do so, but this can lead to critical errors and misinformation. As such, the process of conducting a valuation of a closely-held business….
Any business owner understands the daily challenges of operating and growing a business. Expertise in business plan development and management can be found in a variety of ways, however, ascertaining the most effective advisory services for your business can be difficult. From trend analyzation to financial forecasting and from cash….
Many small business owners will go for years without using common sense analytical techniques to manage the value of their company. Value doesn’t just happen. It is the result of strategic moves made resulting from sound, tried and true techniques. Below are three simple actions you can take that may….
The title of a certified public accountant, or CPA, is one that many view as having a great deal of competence, experience, and being a trusted business advisor. This is due to the fact that becoming a licensed CPA requires the individual to possess these characteristics. There are 3 essential….
Introduction Family businesses are often the largest assets of the business owner. Shareholder disputes, divorces, estate partitions, etc. can lead to a need for an experienced appraiser to perform an impartial value of the business. Valuing closely held businesses can be more challenging than meets the eye. Just because a….
The divorce process is a very emotional time for both parties involved and oftentimes can lead to doubts regarding the integrity of your spouse. Hidden assets are a very common concern among individuals who are going through a divorce. Usually, the spouse who had very limited and/or no previous knowledge….