Family & Estate Matters

Vincents’ Forensic Accounting specialists are experts in all financial aspects of family & estate law matters and provide expert support to help legal professionals negotiate the accounting, business valuation and investigation challenges that frequently arise.

To ensure you get the top experts on your matter, where required we also draw upon the expertise of related specialists across the firm including our Taxation Consulting, Superannuation Consulting, Forensic Technology, Financial Advisory and Insolvency & Reconstruction experts.

We are able to help you in a variety of ways, providing cost-effective support and realistic advice. We can work with you as a single expert, party appointed expert or consultant/shadow in both the mainstream litigation and collaborative law processes.

Our services

Legal professionals practising in the areas of family law are challenged by a constantly evolving legal framework and are often required to identify associated issues outside their expertise that require specialised assistance.

You need someone who can explain the technical accounting and financial issues of a dispute as simply as possible. You need an expert who can support you in the litigation process in a range of ways including investigating, examining, analysing, quantifying, mediating, preparing for court and if necessary testifying.

Vincents can help you meet this challenge.

Disputes over estates can arise either when beneficiaries or claimed beneficiaries disagree over the details of the deceased person’s will or alternatively, years later over how the estate has been managed financially.

There are numerous challenges presented to litigators in both of these scenarios. Quantifying justified shares and value in these situations can be difficult – perceptions can be skewed by emotions and you need an accounting expert to sift through the detail and get to the solid financials behind it all.

In the case of apparent mismanagement of the estate, there is often significant investigative work required to determine if this has indeed been the case.

You need someone who can explain the technical accounting and financial issues of an estate dispute as simply as possible. You need an expert who can support you in the litigation process in a range of ways including investigating, examining, analysing, quantifying, preparing for court and if necessary testifying.

Vincents can help you meet this challenge.

Dispute resolution is difficult territory to negotiate, particularly if the respective parties are not aware of or involved in the financial calculations relative to their matter. Many people find financial or accounting matters difficult to understand at the best of times, which is compounded in the stressful and untrusting realm of disputes. This means making decisions can get held up with indecision and uncertainty.

You need an expert who is skilled at conveying complex concepts and processes in a straight forward manner. You want to ensure that the parties to the ADR process understand the concepts and processes, thus ensuring they make a more valuable contribution and have greater ownership and understanding of the outcome.

Vincents can help you meet this challenge.

As a result of the inherent benefits associated with applying the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process to the right matter, this field of practice is rapidly expanding and Vincents offers a unique team of specialists and facilities to assist in this process.

Vincents’ Alternative Dispute Resolution experts can assist across a range of disputes including commercial, family, estate and insurance, providing assistance in the financial component of the ADR process for:

  • Negotiations
  • Mediations
  • Collaborative practice
  • Arbitrations

Our team is drawn from a wide range of specialised accounting disciplines including nationally accredited mediators and industry leaders in accounting, taxation, superannuation and financial advisory.

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