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Financial Forensics
Teleclass with Deb Johnson and Michele Laws, CDFA, CFDS, MAFF

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Tracing of marital and separate assets/debts is a vital component in many divorces comprised of high net worth couples and business owners. Effectively analyzing the lifestyle of a marriage provides a great deal of insight into the reasonableness and accuracy of financial information disclosed in a divorce and to the Internal Revenue Service.

Included in this teleclass:

-What is Forensic Analysis?

-Types of Forensic Assignments in divorce (Tracing Property, Analysis of Lifestyle, Various Service, Analysis of income)

-Hired as a Consultant (Difference between 'Expert' and 'Consultant')

-Obtaining a good understanding of the asset and/or income that needs to be traced

-Types of Documents needed

-For Assets

-For Income

-Tracing: Can be very time intensive

-Formulas (Asset Method Formula, Expenditure Method Formula, Tying the flow of income):

-Types of Reports (Source and applications of funds, Cash inflows/outflows analysis, Cash flow charts, T analysis

-Discovery of Hidden Assets and explanation of how you did it (Methodology used, Documentation, Spreadsheets, charts)

Michele Laws, CDFA, CFDS, MAFF

Michele M. Laws has been through a complex divorce, experiencing many of the issues she will be covering. During her case, many financial issues surfaced such as ownership in a new out of state business, hidden assets, & "forgotten" accounts that were not discovered until it was too late. This led her to start her firm, Divorce Dollars & Sense Corporation, where she evaluates critical financial situations that are beyond the scope of a family law attorney's expertise. She feels passionately about empowering her clients to make the most of out their lives & money. She knows the importance of having a divorce team, not just legal counsel. Michele is a registered investment advisor with National Planning Corporation, member FINRA/SIPC and president of SW Wealth Strategies & Divorce Dollars & Sense Corporation. For over 13 years she has been helping individuals make sense of the financial changes in their life. She has B.A. in Business with a specialization in finance. She received a Certification as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst from the IDFA in May 2012, Certified Financial Divorce Specialist (CFDS) from the FDA in May 2014, and Master Analyst of Financial Forensics (MAFF) from the NACVA in Spring of 2016.

Length: 58 minutes
ID: TC062016-E



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