High-Stakes Marital Dissolution

Marital dissolution matters are always complex and sensitive. This is particularly true when significant assets are involved, or when the matter involves high-profile individuals. When the stakes are high, it is paramount to work with experts that have extensive experience, skills, and a track record of success.

Stout's Family Law practice is one of the largest and most experienced in the country. Our team of experts includes ASAs, CPAs, CFEs, ABVs, CFAs, CVAs, and MAIs who advise attorneys and their clients in “high-stakes” divorces. We offer a cross-disciplined approach that includes expertise in valuation, forensic services, and advisory services. By combining these services, we provide creative and effective solutions to even the most complex and demanding marital dissolution matters.

Valuation Analysis

  • Valuation of businesses and professional practices
  • Valuation of stock options, complex financial instruments, celebrity and personal goodwill, and other investments
  • Appraisals of real estate, machinery, and equipment
  • Economic and industry research including transaction and market data
  • Rebuttal advisory services or collaborative consultation with opposing experts

Forensic Services

  • Investigation of asset flight and/or dissipation of assets
  • Asset-Tracing of separate versus marital property
  • Identification of diverted or unreported income and double-counted expenses
  • Identification of undisclosed property
  • Identification of and interviewing parties of interest
  • Digital investigations and discovery

Advisory Services

  • Evaluation and negotiation of settlement offers considering tax implications, income requirements, and future disbursement needs of both parties
  • Income and expense analysis for support obligations during the pendency of divorce and post-divorce
  • Service in mediation, arbitration, or as court-appointed and/or mutually agreed-upon experts
  • Discovery assistance through preparation of information requests, document reviews, and witness interviews
  • Expert testimony in reports, depositions, and before triers of fact

Who We Serve

  • Business owners
  • Family offices
  • Athletes
  • Celebrities
  • Government officials
  • High-profile professionals