Matrimonial Disputes

Matrimonial Disputes

We work with separating spouses and their family law lawyers  where an independent business or stock option valuation is required in a Net Family Property (NFP) determination for purposes of the division of property on separation.  This can be done in a collaborative manner (see Collaborative Family Law) or through the litigation process.

An independent, credible and experienced valuation professional can assist with your matrimonial separation or family law dispute to help facilitate a settlement or provide independent expert evidence in Court, mediation or arbitration.

“Thank-you very much for all your help. I really appreciate it. I was surprised at the outcome of the settlement conference that we achieved a resolution. I thought it was a very good settlement for our client and certainly your reports helped substantially”

Call a VSP professional when you need financial assistance with the following:

  • Business and stock option valuations for Net Family Property (NFP) determination
  • Income assessment for spousal and child support purposes
  • Review of an opposing expert’s report on business valuation or income assessment for support payment purposes
  • Assistance with structuring the equalization payment


The Process

A summary of the process we typically follow with our litigation support matters is as follows:

Planning Phase
Execution Phase
Reporting Phase
  1. Initial meeting to discuss background information, scope and timing of engagement
  2. Obtain signed engagement letter
  3. Provide preliminary information request
  4. Conduct preliminary research
  5. Preliminary review of opposing expert’s report
  1. Assist with document production
  2. Assist with examinations for discovery
  3. Review and analysis of preliminary information received
  4. Additional research – company, industry, etc.
  5. Detailed review of opposing expert’s report
  6. Additional information gathering, including follow-up meeting/interview of management
  7. Preparation of draft report
  1. Meeting to discuss preliminary findings and draft report
  2. Refine analysis and, if necessary, gather additional information
  3. Obtain signed representation letter
  4. Issue final report
  5. Expert testimony at court, arbitration or mediation, if necessary

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