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Common types of experts often used in a divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2022 | Divorce

How efficiently a divorce moves through the legal process depends on numerous factors unique to the marriage and the couple involved. From complicated property division to the development of a comprehensive parenting plan, certain divorces require navigation through several layers of complexity. It is not uncommon for experts to lend their advice and guidance to the proceedings.

Based on numerous factors, experts could include:

  • Cases involving child custody: When the divorce includes children, visitation and a parenting plan, the court could rely on experts to provide valuable insight centering on the best interests of the children. These experts might include psychologists, social workers or pediatricians.
  • Cases involving complex assets: Over the course of a marriage, it is not uncommon for couples to amass numerous assets including vacation properties, income properties and a family business. Often, the court will glean insight from financial experts when determining asset valuation and property division. These experts might include economists, forensic accountants, CPAs, property appraisers and vocational evaluators.

When proceeding through a divorce, the couple must navigate numerous issues to reach compromises regarding the direction their independent futures will take. From the determination of spousal maintenance and child support to the division of assets and debt responsibility, the divorcing couple must negotiate various agreements focused on the best interests of the children as well as those of both parents. Unfortunately, this is not always a simple task. In addition to professional legal guidance, the process might require insight and information from professionals in numerous fields including financial, emotional and educational.

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