Matrimonial and family court matters
Matrimonial and family court related engagements have included the following:
Preparation of statement of assets and liabilities
Preparing a statement of assets and liabilities for a $50 million estate. The preparation of the statement included identifying and preparing supporting documents for asset and liability valuations. Report prepared for the Family Court of Western Australia.
Tracing of assets
Analysing and concluding on the trail of transactions in relation to an allegation of misappropriation of funds by the husband.
Reporting on evidence to support loans to the business payable to the husband. Reporting on sufficient evidence to show that the funds were taken by the husband from the business and if so, whether the funds were adequately accounted for and how the funds were spent.
Valuation report critique
Critique of an independent valuation report of an importer and distribution business; in addition, reporting on the application of funds from a financing loan and the allocation of expenses and loans to related parties. Report prepared for the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Valuations prepared in relation to family court matters include:
- valuation of a husband’s extensive share portfolio valuation; the majority of the investments were held in thinly traded stocks with influential holdings; report prepared for the Family Court of Western Australia
- valuation of the husband’s 50% stake in a real estate partnership providing buying, selling, renting and holiday leasing services; valuation report required to assist in settlement negotiations
- valuation of the husband’s engineering consultancy business which provided support services primarily within road infrastructure; expert witness valuation report prepared for the Federal Circuit Court
- valuation of the husband’s cattle trucking business; expert witness valuation report prepared for the family court
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