Forensic Accountants for Divorce
Our divorce forensic accountants are frequently asked to advise on the financial aspects of separation and divorce. Our reports are credible, robust and always grounded in reality. We have particular experience of dealing with ultra high net worth families (“uhnw divorce”), as evidenced by the reported case and testimonials below.
We recognise that following divorce the circumstances are often very delicate as there may have been a loss of trust. We are always careful to approach our work with sensitivity but with the aim of presenting the financial position in a comprehensive and accurate manner.
Our divorce accountants regularly work with leading family law firms and have extensive experience in providing party-appointed and single joint expert reports for use in negotiations and court hearings. Our founder is a member of Resolution. Our founder is a member of Resolution.
Our range of accounting services for divorce
We aim to provide clear and authoritative reports on areas such as the:
Income and other resources available to the parties for spousal periodical payments and child maintenance;
Standard of living enjoyed during the marriage to assist the parties in determining spousal periodical payments;
Business Valuations – to establish the resources available from business interests in private companies, partnerships and/or unincorporated businesses
Asset Tracing – used to establish the original source of the parties’ assets as well as identifying potential non-disclosure;
Presenting financial statements setting out the parties’ total separate and joint assets, liabilities, income and outgoings, to assist the parties with agreeing their division; and
Attending mediations, negotiations and other processes intended to bring about an early resolution
Tax considerations arising from the proposed settlement.
Giving oral expert evidence in court
Our evidence in a leading reported family law case
While most cases settle by negotiation or following a mediation, experts have given evidence in Court on several occasions. For example, our founder, Charles Lazarevic, gave oral evidence in the landmark case of Prest v Prest  EWHC 2956 (Fam). The related case involving a trust company, Petrodel, eventually progressed to the Supreme Court and provided guidance on the application of the corporate veil in family law cases.
What our clients say about our divorce accounting