Professional people and business owners often fear that divorce will weaken or destroy their practice or their business and leave them with a greatly diminished ability to meet the financial needs of their loved ones. Unfortunately, this fear is often quite justifiable in a world where unscrupulous divorce attorneys are willing to utilize every legal tactic available to attack the earning capacity of the other spouse in an effort to force an unjust or greatly disproportionate division of marital assets.
Representing business owners and professionals in divorce and child custody cases often involves not only extensive trial and litigation experience, but also access to an array of accounting and business valuation experts, including qualified financial neutrals. The recent increase in the use of trained accountants, who have qualified as “Financial Neutrals”, represents a very viable alternative for couples who are looking for complete financial disclosure, and a less-combative, less expensive, and less time consuming process which does not leave the scars of a long and bitter divorce battle. The legal professionals of McKenzie Law Associates strongly endorse the use of qualified Financial Neutrals or other accounting professionals who will agree to adhere to guidelines which protect the confidentiality of the financial disclosures made by the parties under cooperative law principles, and offer financially neutral advice as to how the parties can best disentangle their financial assets. Please feel free to contact our office and allow us to explain how this process can work.