Why Use Experts In Divorce Cases?
No two divorce cases are exactly the same and sometimes, experts are necessary to provide professional and knowledgeable advice. People going through a divorce know how expensive the process is, and they often do not want to pay additional costs to hire an expert. However, the opinions of experts can have a lasting impact on the actual proceedings, and your life for months and years to come. The most common experts used in divorce cases are child therapists, forensic accountants, real estate professionals, property professionals, and vocational experts.
Any time children are involved in a divorce, a child therapist may be called upon to advise on the case. When there are accusations of abuse and neglect, a child therapist is a necessity. A therapist will speak with the children, evaluate their mental health, and speak with the parents and evaluate their mental health, as well. The therapist will then provide a professional opinion about time-sharing and other issues related to the child’s safety and well-being.
A forensic accountant is typically necessary when one spouse is accused of hiding assets or income. Forensic accountants are very skilled at finding these assets so they can be included in property division, alimony, and child support hearings.
Real Estate Professionals
Real estate professionals can advise on the value of the marital home, vacation properties, and rental properties. Real estate experts are particularly useful when one spouse wants to keep a rental property as part of the divorce, as the other party will likely be awarded more when distributing the marital assets.
Property experts are different from real estate professionals because they can provide an analysis and value of personal property. Personal property may include collections of stamps, guns, jewelry, and more. A property professional may also be necessary when valuing antiques and art to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of marital property.
Vocational experts are used to advise on one’s earning and employment potential. A vocational expert is usually most necessary when one spouse has stayed home to raise the children and maintain the household. A vocational expert will consider the education and training one spouse has or needs to return to the workforce, the positions available in a person’s desired field, and the wages offered in a specific industry. After the vocational professional provides their expert opinion, it can then help with alimony and child support decisions.
Our Family Lawyer in Orlando Can Provide the Experts Your Case Needs
Experts are sometimes necessary to ensure fair proceedings in divorce cases, but people going through the process often do not know how to access them. At Anderson & Ferrin, P.A., our Orlando family lawyers will reach out to our network of experts if necessary, so they can provide the valuable advice needed in your case. If you are getting a divorce, call us today at 407-412-7041 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and to learn more about the many benefits of working with our experienced attorneys.