Rushmore have specialist expertise in the area of property settlements for family law and divorce purposes.
We are focussed on ensuring that you obtain a property settlement that maximises your entitlements under the Family Law Act.
Our forensic accountants are commercially minded and are experts at undertaking complex reconciliations, reconstructions, money tracing, business valuations and finding hidden or missing assets. We regularly assist parties to a divorce with resolving issues with family trusts, superannuation, capital gain tax and overseas assets.
We work with divorce lawyers and family lawyers across Australia. In many cases we also can assist individuals prior to separation with regards to ascertaining the value of marital assets and liabilities and finding hidden assets.
When we assist a client with a property settlement matter, we are typically provided a number of folders or boxes of documents.
We begin the engagement by undertaking a process of cataloging each document and organising the information into the different classes of assets, liabilities or other financial resources.
We then systematically review each asset, liability and financial resource, and assess whether the disclosure is sufficient. At the end of the process, we provide our clients with both a snapshot of the marital assets, liabilities and financial resources and also the detailed supporting information which can be used by the Court.
Ultimately, we bring clarity and simplicity to what are often complex financial matters.
When we review documents as part of a property settlement engagement we also are mindful that we may find other assets or liabilities during the document review that were previously unknown. This could include finding a spouse owns or has an investment in a business that is previously undisclosed. As part of this process we can advise our clients on an appropriate valuation for such a business and this can be included in the property settlement.
Andrew Firth has conducted numerous investigations and other forensic accounting engagements in Australia, Singapore, the UK, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, and the USA.
He specialises in assisting people going through divorce and providing other forensic accounting services for commercial disputes. If you require assistance in relation to a property settlement, please don’t hesitate to contact us.