Matrimonial Disputes

Forensic accountants are commonly appointed in matrimonial disputes either by one party (as a party-appointed advisor or expert witness) or by both parties as single joint expert ("SJE").

Forensic accountants are commonly appointed in matrimonial disputes either by one party (as a party-appointed advisor or expert witness) or by both parties as single joint expert (SJE).

Harwood Hutton can act for either the applicant or respondent or both parties in divorce and other matrimonial proceedings. As well as the traditional court approach to reaching a financial divorce settlement, we can work with parties who have chosen to adopt the collaborative approach to managing their divorce.

We can advise on the financial aspects of matrimonial disputes and can assist with the following:

  • Form E compilation and/or review
  • Divorce business valuation
  • Assessment of the liquidity of business assets
  • Assessment of historical and future sustainable income
  • Advice on the tax implications of asset splitting
  • Asset tracing and other fact-finding exercises
  • Quantification of losses in connection with enforcement of financial orders
  • Duxbury calculations.

We have undertaken work to assist one or both parties during the divorce process as well as after the financial divorce settlement has been reached in circumstances where one or both parties have not acted in accordance with the terms of a financial order or are seeking amendments to a financial order.

Why choose Harwood Hutton?

  • We appreciate the sensitive nature of divorce and other matrimonial disputes and can work in accordance with the requirements of the Family Procedure Rules and preparing expert reports and similar output for use in court proceedings
  • We provide the parties with clarity over the financial aspects of their divorce, helping the parties reach a divorce settlement more quickly and efficiently
  • Thanks to our accountancy credentials, we have a broad range of practical experience across a number of industries and business types.