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Digital Assets in Divorce: Locating, Identifying, and Valuing Cryptocurrency and Nonfungible Tokens

Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A

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Conducted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

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This CLE course will guide family law practitioners on identifying, locating, and valuing digital assets, such as cryptocurrency and nonfungible tokens (NFTs), in a divorce. The panel will offer best practices for handling the unique challenges presented by these ever more prevalent and increasingly more complex and valuable marital assets.


Family law practitioners must understand digital assets, such as NFTs and cryptocurrency, due to their novelty and the difficulty of discovering, assessing, and litigating over them. These assets are increasingly common, ever more complex, not heavily regulated, and easy to hide. Even if disclosed, digital currency is often difficult to value. Failure to recover, preserve, or appropriately value these assets during divorce and property division could result in grave harm to the client.

In today's divorce proceedings, counsel should formally request documentation concerning cryptocurrency, NFTs, and any other similar currency. It may take a forensic accountant to uncover these items if a spouse refuses to disclose them. Failure to do so may deprive the non-cryptocurrency-owning spouse of a significant financial asset.

Proper disclosure of cryptocurrency or NFTs does not end the special issues related to these assets. They must be valued. But they are highly speculative and subject to wild swings in value. Such fluctuations add substantial complexity to divorce proceedings.

Listen as our panel provides guidance to family law practitioners on best practices for uncovering and addressing the existence of cryptocurrency assets in a divorce. The panel will discuss ways to navigate the unique issues associated with locating and valuing digital assets and best practices for managing this marital asset.



  1. Overview of digital assets
  2. Requesting records
  3. Reviewing records
  4. Forensic investigation strategies
  5. Valuation
  6. Best practices for counsel in handling digital assets in divorce


The panel will review these and other relevant topics:

  • What are cryptocurrency and NFTs, and where are they found?
  • How can divorce attorneys locate digital assets in a spouse's financial records?
  • How are these volatile assets valued?
  • What are the liquidity issues related to digital assets?
  • What are best practices for counsel when handling divorces that involve cryptocurrency assets?


Gilston, Gregory
Gregory Gilston, Esq.

Gilston Lintzeris

Mr. Gilston has chosen to limit his practice to family law, including the areas of divorce, custody, equitable...  |  Read More

DiMichael, Mark
Mark DiMichael

Citrin Cooperman

Mr. DiMichael is a partner in the forensic, litigation, and valuation services department. He is also the co-founder...  |  Read More

Shilts, Josh

Shilts CPA

Mr. Shilts provides law firms, corporations, individuals, trustees, receivers and government entities with expert...  |  Read More

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