Divorce Cases: Uncovering Critical Information in Tax Returns and Financial Statements
Discovery Strategies, Analyzing Tax Returns and Financial Documents, and Using Financial Experts
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide family law counsel with strategic ways to utilize tax returns and financial statements during divorce cases. The panel will focus on appropriate discovery methods to obtain information, explain how to get the most of out your analysis of tax returns and financial documents, and outline best approaches for using financial experts.
- Income tax returns
- Schedules A, B, C, D and E
- 1120S for an S corporation
- 1065 for partnership income
- Financial statements
- Methods to obtain discovery
- Ways to use accountants and other financial experts
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the key data points for divorce counsel when looking at financial documents to determine parties’ income and assets?
- What items in tax returns and financial statements provide clues to income, assets and debts?
- What are best practices for leveraging financial experts and forensic accountants during the divorce action or to impeach the opposing side’s experts?
Martin S. Varon
IAG Forensics & Valuation
Mr. Varon manages and directs his firm's valuation services practice. He specializes in tax and valuation... | Read More
Mr. Varon manages and directs his firm's valuation services practice. He specializes in tax and valuation services, and business law and family law litigation support. Previously, he worked for two different Big Eight accounting firms in their audit and tax departments, served as the tax officer at a subsidiary of a public company, and was chief financial officer at various closely-held businesses. He teaches university tax and accounting classes and is a frequent presenter and author of tax-related topics.Close
Elizabeth K. Jabaley, J.D.
IAG Forensics & Valuation
Ms. Jabaley's practice focuses on family law forensic accounting and litigation services. She has significant... | Read More
Ms. Jabaley's practice focuses on family law forensic accounting and litigation services. She has significant experience working in the family law arena, having worked as a family law attorney. She specializes in assisting clients and counsel with the difficult financial analyses that accompany complex divorce matters.Close
Elizabeth J. Fineman, Esq.
Antheil Maslow & MacMinn
Ms. Fineman concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters and handles a variety of issues, including divorce,... | Read More
Ms. Fineman concentrates her practice on domestic relations matters and handles a variety of issues, including divorce, child support, alimony/spousal support, marital taxation, equitable distribution and child custody matters. She has handled many high-income support cases involving an intricate knowledge of both family law and complex financial issues. Her advanced education and experience in the tax arena enables her to handle a wide spectrum of tax matters in the representation of her clients, especially with business valuations.Close