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The Good, Bad, and Wealthy—Top Five Financial Issues in High Net–Worth Divorces

 The Good, Bad, and Wealthy—Top Five Financial Issues in High Net–Worth Divorces
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: Learning activity level that provides a general review of a subject area from a broad perspective
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hour
Fields of Study: Business Law
Item Number: 17PFFCHI0609E
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $110.00
Program Description

A thorough examination of the top issues in divorce litigation cases. We will present the issues from two different perspective—the expert and attorney. When dealing with complex family law cases, with significant assets, you must understand the case law and how it affects the valuation or analysis. The presenters will give real world examples of how to deal with the top five issues.

We will cover the valuation and legal aspects of:
1. Marital or separate property determination
2. Active and passive appreciation
3. Double-dipping
4. Tracing assets
5. Maintenance, child support, and cash flow

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Determine what to expect in high net-worth divorce cases
- Identify relevant litigation cases in each state pertaining to the top issues
- Prepare to deal with complex matrimonial cases

Who Should Attend

CPAs, attorneys, practitioners

Melissa Gragg
Ms. Melissa Gragg conducts business valuations for litigation support services and expert witness testimony in cases regarding marital dissolution, shareholder disputes, commercial litigation, business interruption claims, personal damage calculations and lost profits. She manages marital dissolution cases by valuing business interests, calculating maintenance, helping the parties understand tax and cash flow ramifications as well as tracing separate/marital assets. She works with disputing owners or partners seeking to understand the value of the business and have one owner exit the business through purchase/sale of the interest or through litigation. Melissa is also experienced in preparing valuations for the purpose of estate tax reporting and planning, M&A transaction planning, strategic planning and financial consulting. Melissa is an Industry Correspondent for “Around the Valuation World” for Appraisal Database & Mentoring Services (ADAM) and member of NACVA’s Litigation Forensics Board.

Sophy Raza
- Washington University School of Law – J.D. (2002), Family Law Society, Women’s Law Caucus, Associate Editor Washington University Law Quarterly, Alumni Relations Committee Co-Chair
- George Washington University – B.A. (1997)
- 2017 Lawyer of the Year Award for St. Louis in the field of Collaborative Law: Family Law
- The Best Lawyers in America 2015, 2016, 2017 for Collaborative Law: Family Law
Missouri and Kansas Rising Stars, 2010, 2012
- AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
- Graduate of ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute
- Certified Mediator, Washington University School of Social Work
- Collaborative Family Law Attorney