• Collaborative Method of Divorce

    Collaborative law is the process whereby the parties to a divorce are assisted to reach a settlement without any intention of going to court. The Collaborative Method:

    gives participants greater control over the proceedings
    is generally less expensive than traditional litigation
    may be completed more quickly than traditional litigation 
    strongly advocates keeping children out of the controversy

    EisnerAmper participates in the collaborative process by working as financial advisors to prepare business valuations, determinations of income, the marital lifestyle and assist with the identification, valuation and division of other assets and liabilities.

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Collaborative Law

  • Collaborative law is the process whereby the parties to a divorce are assisted by trained attorneys as well as financial and mental health professionals to reach a settlement without any intention of going to court. This process stresses cooperation over confrontation in addition to resolution over revenge. The process also provides the participants with greater control over the outcome of the proceedings, is generally less expensive, may be completed more quickly than traditional litigation, maintains confidentiality, and finally, strongly advocates keeping children out of the controversy.

    As an alternative to the traditional litigation model, EisnerAmper will work with attorneys participating in the collaborative process to help achieve client-centered settlements. We will work as financial advisors to prepare, on an as needed basis, business valuations, determinations of income, the marital lifestyle and assist with the identification, valuation and division of other assets and liabilities.

    Collectively, the members of EisnerAmper’s litigation and valuation group have many years of experience in the matrimonial arena as well as have worked with attorneys in helping to resolve the myriad of issues that arise in a divorce.

    EisnerAmper provides a wide range of services in the area of divorce, including:

    • Business valuation, including the forensic examination of underlying books and records
    • Determination and reconstruction of income
    • Preparation of the marital lifestyle
    • Assist in the identification of assets and liabilities, including preparation of the marital balance sheet
    • Work with the attorneys and parties to resolve pre-marital and post-marital property issues
    • Gather and organize information
    • Provide unbiased assessment of the participants’ respective financial positions
    • Discuss financial concerns and financial goals
    • Develop projected cash flow models, including their tax effects, for alimony and child support proposals
    • Discuss settlement options and alternatives
    • Review property settlement agreements with respect to financial and tax provisions
    • Provide financial planning guidance

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