A company’s owners tend to get along when times are good, but economic downturns can bring out the worst in shareholder relations. This article uses a hypothetical case study to illustrate how valuators can serve as expert witnesses or consultants, helping settle shareholder disputes both in and out of court. Valuators are objective outsiders who can defuse emotions and help the remaining owners refocus their attention on building and preserving value.
Getting a client a fair divorce settlement is challenging enough. But when the other spouse siphons off a business’s income, there’s double trouble. That’s why it’s critical to employ a forensic expert at the first sign of malfeasance. He or she can use several accounting methods to uncover missing income in divorce cases. This article explains some of these methods.