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Category: Forensic Accounting

June 12, 2018

You’re Getting Divorced – Are Your Assets Accounted For?

Two unions are formed when becoming wed: 1. Personal 2. Financial Over my years in the forensic accounting field I have, unfortunately, witnessed many divorce proceedings primarily focus on the personal union with mere basic attention to the financial union (i.e. filing a financial affidavit, assets and liability schedules, and compute alimony and child support guidelines). This can cause insurmountable determents to the parties involved! The financial union of individuals must be looked at as a business. Are all the… Read more ›

June 8, 2018

How Much House is Really Yours? Non‐Marital and Marital Home Equity in Divorce

Concerns over equity have historically been discussed in divorce proceedings ‐ but often from a high‐level view with reliance on loosely assembled information. While practical in decades past, I am witnessing a shift and demand for tighter, supplemental micro‐level analysis as home values and equity continue to sharply rise. Determining equity claims was once easy; twenty percent down, eighty percent financing and a house was paid off in thirty years. Armed with an original HUD closing statement, professionals could sort… Read more ›

June 6, 2018

Your Best Financial Resource in Divorce – The Forensic Expert Behind the Scenes

Your team is in the courtroom. The judge asks how your values and assumptions were determined. Your team responds with a loose explanation, little back up support, and notes your information came solely from your client’s testimony. The judge asks the same question to opposing council. “We relied on certified financial experts. Please see reports ABC, line items DEF, and exhibit XYZ. Information has been obtained and validated from third party sources and noted on the supplied index. The expert’s… Read more ›

November 20, 2014

CBM Expands Their Professional Services Practice

CBM is pleased to announce the expansion of their professional services division. The firm’s depth of experience goes back to its inception in 1921. Since opening its doors, CBM has served a variety of professional services clients throughout the Washington, DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas. “As a CPA and business advisory firm, we understand the unique needs and day-to-day challenges that other professional service firms encounter,” said Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA, President and Managing Partner of CBM. “Our clients vary… Read more ›