We use our experience to value businesses to help achieve a fair outcome in divorce proceedings
The division of assets in divorce proceedings can be emotional and complex, particularly where the wealth is spread between both personal and business interests, both of which need to be taken into consideration. We use our forensic and corporate finance experience to value business assets such as shareholdings in private companies, and to identify how the funds may be extracted from the business. We also work with our tax experts to ensure we thoroughly address all implications.
Our forensic team have prepared a significant number of FPR compliant expert reports and have given evidence in court.
Business and share valuations
This can be on behalf of one party or as a single joint expert to value a business and minority interests
We can review the level of assets held by a business to identify whether there are surplus assets or whether there is an ability for the business to raise finance.
Assessment of earnings
We are able to review the earnings and benefits of directors and shareholders of a company to identify the total income of an individual.
We will consider and advise on the tax implications of the disposal of any whole or part of any share or asset ownership.
We are sensitive to issues that arise in divorce proceedings, and deal with these in a professional and efficient manner, recognising the already difficult circumstances which the parties may find themselves in.
Case Study Divorce Proceedings
We help with valuation cases to agree divorce settlements
Mr and Mrs J were in divorce proceedings. The husband owned a majority shareholding in a restaurant business. He was director of the company, but did not take part in its daily running. Baldwins Forensic Accounting were appointed to advise Mrs J of how much the business was worth, and to identify any surplus assets that could be included in the financial negotiations.
We prepared a report and Mr J eventually agreed a much higher valuation that he had originally proposed. In another case, we agreed broadly with a valuation given by our client’s spouse, and although this was not good news, it meant that no more time was wasted trying to prove the impossible.