At Aho & Associates, we assist attorneys in reaching equitable distribution settlements by providing forensic examination services that can reveal concealed assets and income, transferred wealth, and other fraudulent activity.
A Fraught Reckoning of Accounts
Financial issues often dominate the dissolution agenda in a high net-worth divorce. In these cases, it is not uncommon for one spouse to create an unfair advantage that can escalate to fraud, especially when:
- that spouse has superior knowledge of the marital finances
- there is a wide disparity of earnings between spouses
- there is a business through which the spouse can hide or surreptitiously transfer marital assets
- the marital finances are unusually complicated or are based on difficult-to-trace cash transactions.
In addition to conducting forensic examinations, Aho & Associates can determine whether the opposing spouse has produced incomplete or misleading financial information. And if a closely held business is to be valued as part of a settlement, we can work with business valuation experts to ensure that the financial statements and underlying documents used in the valuation process are not fraudulent or misstated.