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Introduction to Matrimonial Litigation: The ABC's of Family Law

Financial Forensics

 Introduction to Matrimonial Litigation: The ABC's of Family Law
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 10OMLRW3410
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

The CPA has a role to play in assisting the attorney at each phase of the divorce process, from settlement conferences to trial and appeal. This introductory webinar will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of matrimonial litigation.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Verify the issues relating to business valuation in a divorce context
- Explain the standards of value, including the importance of local case law
- Articulate the major issues related to valuation dates in divorce engagements including why there may be multiple dates
- List the three critical financial issues to be decided in (almost) every divorce
- Illustrate how to utilize the critical valuation methods used in this content area
- Identify issues related to personal versus enterprise goodwill

Who Should Attend

Business valuators, litigation support consultants, business brokers


Karen Kaseno, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CFE, MAFF
Ms. Karen Kaseno is an alumni of Deloitte Haskins + Sells and has been practicing in the area of litigation services since 1989. Ms. Kaseno's practice specializes in family law, business valuations, economic damage cases, and fraud investigations. She has been appointed by the family law court as an Evidence Code 730 Special Master on hundreds of occasions.

Her family law practice involves engagements relating to business valuations, analysis of income available for support, apportionment of separate and community property, complex calculations in high net worth cases, and tracings of separate and community property.

Ms. Kaseno has also conducted several forensic investigations on fraud-related matters for both criminal and civil matters. She has been named as an expert witness on hundreds of commercial litigation matters involving loss of earnings on a variety of legal matters. Over the past two decades, Ms. Kaseno has been extremely active in developing and teaching within the accounting and legal professions. Ms. Kaseno has developed and taught over a half dozen courses covering many aspects of forensic accounting including the Frauds Fraud Prevention and Investigation Five Day Training Program for CPAs. Ms. Kaseno is a founding member and instructor in NACVA's National Matrimonial Litigation Workshop. Ms. Kaseno has been a presenter at conferences and continuing education programs throughout the United States for both CPAs and attorneys covering topics including numerous issues in family law litigation, business valuation, fraud investigations, and providing expert witness testimony. Her presentations have also been made directly to judges.

She is also the former Chair of the Fraud Section of the litigation services committee of California. Ms. Kaseno has chaired and been on the planning committees for numerous conferences for the California Society of Certified Public Accountants Education Foundation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. Ms. Kaseno received the Outstanding Member award from NACVA in 2007.