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Forensic Accountants

At Stange Law Firm PC, we take pride in our ability to ensure that clients receive the financial information they need in order to make informed decisions about their case.  Unfortunately, a divorce can often result in a loss of trust between the parties on financial issues.

This loss of trust can result in the use of forensic accounting and other resources to get to the bottom of the other’s spouses finances.  This is especially true if a spouse suspects that the other may be hiding assets or income. In other situations, CPAs, forensic accountants and other experts can be important for identifying our client’s exclusive right to separate, non-marital property.

Allegations of Hidden Assets or Dispute Over Separate/Marital Property Can Be an Important Issue

Our law firm can help with high net worth divorce, including representation of business owners and their spouses, as well as others with high net worth and ability to hide income.

Forensic accountants can help with:

  • Identifying income from a closely held business or professional practice to see if any of it has been concealed or transfered elsewhere.
  • Determining if assets have been squandered, encumbered, concealed or hidden in anticipation of divorce proceedings.
  • Helping trace funds owned prior to the marriage to determine if it is separate property and, therefore, belonging to one spouse alone.

Knowledge With Use Forensic Accounting In Divorce

Our lawyers are able to get to the bottom of a deceptive spouse’s financial affairs and help obtain a just marital property division, as well as fair spousal support and child support in contested divorce matters.

High Asset Divorce Lawyers Utilizing Forensic Accountants in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma

If you believe your husband or wife is not providing a full and fair disclosure, Stange Law Firm, PC can help.  You can contact us online or at 855-805-0595. We have locations in St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Tulsa and beyond in the Midwest.

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Helpful Information Regarding High Net Worth Divorce From our Webpage

To learn more about our work in the area of high net worth divorce, please follow the links below:
Can I afford to get a divorce with a large sum of assets
We frequently hear this question from people who believe that they have too much to lose to divorce. They stay in marriages in which they are unhappy — sometimes for years — when they believe they cannot afford to get a divorce.
Hidden assets
Divorces — especially those involving division of closely held small to mid-sized businesses — can sometimes involve hidden assets. When this happens, we have the resources and connections necessary to locate them for proper division.
Valuing professional practices and businesses
Valuing a professional practice can be extremely difficult because much of the value is in the individual's contribution, not in merchandise or interests that can be easily divided. If you have questions, we have answers.
Pensions, IRAs and 401(k)s
Missouri law significantly affects the division of retirement savings accounts. If many of your assets are in IRAs or 401(k)s, we can talk with you about your options.
Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
QDROs create or recognize the existence of an alternate payee's right to receive all or a portion of the benefits payable under a retirement plan. We can explain what this means for you.
Divorce Tax Issues
For some, they can have significant questions and concerns about how getting divorced might effect them from a tax perspective. We can help ensure that clients can get the tax advice they need from tax professionals.
Maintaining Lifestyle
Many individuals have spent their entire life working hard in order to maintain a lifestyle that they have sought out. We can help individuals going through divorce ensure that they are put in the best financial position possible after a divorce.
Business Owners
Many individuals have spent their whole life trying to create a successful business or they have assisted their spouse build up this interest. It can be stressful when that business interest becomes part of a divorce proceeding. However, we an help ensure that a business interests are fairly evaluated.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Prior to entering into a marriage, or after the wedding date, many individuals are interested in putting together a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement to ensure that there are not lengthy and contentious divorce proceedings later if the marriage ends in divorce In these instances, we can help.
Farm Divorce
In certain cases, parties going through a divorce may own a family farm. This can result in the farm itself, equipment, livestock and other valuable assets being put in play in a divorce. We can help you if this is the case.
Stocks and Bonds
Many married couples also have significant sums in stocks and bonds. It's vital to work with an attorney to have an accounting of what is out there and to ensure it is properly addressed in family court.
Vocational Examination
The income producing potential of a husband and wife can be an important issue in a spousal support or child support case. A vocational examination can be useful in many of these cases where the current income of a party does not appropriately reflect what they could make.
Real Estate Portfolios
Real estate can be an important issue in divorce cases where the parties own rental property and other valuable real estate. We can work with parties in these types of cases to make sure these assets are property valuated and apportioned.
Delayed Compensation
In some situations, a party may be compensated through delayed compensation. This is an important area that should not be over-looked in a divorce.
Overseas Assets
Overseas assets can be significant issue in certain cases. It is vital that you have an attorney who understands how to address this issue
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