As someone currently embroiled in a New Jersey divorce, you may have suspicions your spouse is less-than-truthful about the current state of his or her financial affairs. Even if you do trust your spouse is being upfront with you about finances, you may have an especially complex financial portfolio you are not sure how to divide.
For these and similar reasons, many divorcing couples enlist the aid of a forensic accountant to help in their divorce cases. At its core, the role of the forensic accountant in a divorce is to take an intensely close look at a couple’s finances, and this may include tracing income or locating missing or hidden assets and liabilities, among related tasks. So, how might you determine whether you need a forensic accountant on your divorce team? You may find it particularly advantageous to hire one if you or your spouse: