Accountancy Expert Witnesses
Cross Border Divorces
The international reach of the MGI Worldwide Forensic Accountancy Group makes it ideally placed to offer litigation support services to matrimonial lawyers acting for clients whose financial affairs span several jurisdictions.
Our expert witnesses have considerable experience in advising on all financial aspects of divorce including:
- Complex international tax issues
- Asset tracing
- Valuations of family businesses
- Setting up, administering and dismantling trusts
- Pre and post-nuptial financial disclosure
- Collaborative Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures
- Alimony/Maintenance disputes Income Determination
- Lifestyle/Marital Spending Analysis
- Marital Balance Sheet Construction
- Analysis of Corporate Benefits
- Assisting in Deposition and Trial Preparation
A flexible and cost-effective approach
Having to instruct different experts in different jurisdictions can become disproportionately costly even for relatively wealthy clients.
For that reason, MGI Worldwide has developed an approach that facilitates the instruction of a single expert (or single joint expert) in the jurisdiction in which the financial claim has been made. This “Lead” expert, then works with other MGI Worldwide members in other jurisdictions who assist with the collation of financial information and who advise on local financial, tax or accounting issues.
The Lead expert then prepares a report, which although reliant on the information and local knowledge of the MGI Worldwide members in other countries who have assisted in its preparation, expresses opinions that are exclusively those of the Lead expert. This avoids the cost of having to import foreign expert witnesses for the purposes of cross-examining them.
Read more about our Global Forensic Accountancy Experts HERE
Roger Isaacs, London, UK, David Enser, Chelmsford, UK, Hana Daenhardtová and Pavlína Beránková, Prague, Czech Republic, Sharon Gubinsky, Washington DC, United States and Stewart Appelrouth, Florida, United States, John Mangini, California, United States, Simon Denton, UK.