My husband and I are going to get a divorce. He’s a very successful businessman who has made a tremendous amount of money. He has lots of accounts, including several that I believe are hidden from me. What can a forensic account do to help me find these accounts?

Forensic accountants usually work together with your attorney to make sure you are not being cheated out of your fair share of the money.  A forensic accountant would look into the financial practices of your husband to see how much money he makes and spends and see if it adds up to the share about which you know.

There are some patterns in particular that forensic accountants might look for when investigating your husband’s financials.

  • Inter-family dealings

  • Unreported large cash transactions

  • Sudden decrease in your husband’s income level

  • Unreasonable owner salary levels

Forensic accountants normally work with your attorney as a team.  It is advisable to consult a Houston divorce attorney from a law firms such as LaFour Law before hiring a forensic accountant.

A competent forensic accountant will assist your lawyer with Examination for Discovery including the formulation of questions to be asked regarding the financial evidence.  In addition, the forensic accountant often attends the Examination for Discovery to review the testimony, assist with understanding the financial issues and to formulate additional questions to be asked.

These professionals can also provide assistance with settlement discussions and negotiations.   Their attendance at trial to hear the testimony of the opposing expert can provide invaluable assistance for your lawyer with cross-examination.

During divorce proceedings, for high net worth divorce cases such as yours, you want a forensic accountant who is familiar with legal concepts and procedures and will work hand-in-hand with your lawyer.  This forensic accountant will be an experienced hand at assisting with legal proceedings, including testifying in court as an expert witness and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence.

A Houston divorce lawyer from LaFour can assist you in attaining what is rightfully yours.  After reviewing your case, we will determine if the services of a forensic accountant would be beneficial for your case.

We have extensive experience in handling matters unique to the high net worth client and high net worth estate, including complex property division related to a divorce and ethical asset protection via premarital agreements and post marital agreements.

You need a strong legal advocate working for you. LaFour Law will skillfully and aggressively fight for you. We will work together at the onset of your case to determine your goals and then implement a plan of action designed to get you through the process as expeditiously as possible while not sacrificing the strong case leadership and personalized attention that are the hallmarks of LaFour Law.

Call LaFour Law today at 713-223-7700 to set up a consultation to discuss how we can work together.

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