Separation & Divorce

“Forensic Accounting, tax and legal issues”

Separation’s and Divorce’s are by their nature contentious, and no area is more contentious that the family finances. In this regard, one or both parties may require the services of an independent expert to reviewing personal and business financial records in order to establish facts, identify hidden assets, under-valuations, unreported income, and bring clarity to a family’s financial position.

Accountants with an interest in family law, forensic accounting or with clients facing martial break up where they may have a duty to both parties will benefit from attending this course.

Programme Outline

  • The law around separation and divorce in Ireland
  • Key differences between separation and divorce
  • Key issues pertaining to Pensions Adjustment Orders and the Family Home
  • Why is a Forensic accountant needed in divorce proceedings?
  • The investigate role – Identifying Unreported Income and Hidden Assets
  • Valuing Assets – including business valuation
  • Tax implications on the division and disposal of assets
  • Preparing a report and giving expert evidence
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution in Family Law – the role of the “Neutral Finance Professional”

Date: Tuesday 15th May 2018

Venue:, 5 Lad Lane, Dublin 2

Cost:  €110

Duration: 6.30pm to 9.30pm (3 hours)

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Presenter – Tom Murray FCCA, CPA, PIP, Dip. Forensic Accounting, MII Approved Mediator

Tom Murray is one of Irelands leading accountants.  A past president of ACCA Ireland, he specialises in Forensic Accounting, Corporate Insolvency & Recovery, Personal Insolvency and Corporate Finance.

A certified mediator, Tom contributed to Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Ireland (the first authoritive legal publication on the subject) by Josepha Madigan Solicitor on the role of the accountant with a particular emphasis on forensic accounting