Mark Ashton, a partner in our Exton (Chester County), Pennsylvania office and the editor of our Pennsylvania Family Law Blog, wrote an excellent post entitled "Do I Need A Business Appraiser? And Just What is a Forensic Accountant?" on that blog.

To read the complete post, click here.

EDITORS NOTE:  Forensic accountants are also used in matrimonial cases to reconstruct income, prepare lifestyle analyses (how the people spent their money), to trace income to make sure it is all accounted for, to trace premarital assets to establish exemption or partial exemption, to value stock options and other compensation and for other similar tasks.  In complex cases, forensic accountants, the divorce attorneys and of course, the client, work together as a team.  The key is to select the right expert and there are many excellent ones that we work with.  – Eric Solotoff