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Using Personal Tax Returns in Formulating Your Maintenance and Property Division Case

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 91 minutes
Recorded Date: April 13, 2017
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  • What the tax returns and schedules may tell you
  • The hidden items within the returns
  • Items that may be overlooked but you should request
Runtime: 1 hour and 31 minutes
Recorded: April 13th, 2017


Whether you are just beginning in family law or are a more experienced matrimonial lawyer, the first step in knowing the economics of your support and property division case is understanding each party's personal tax returns.

This program will provide some helpful information to increase your understanding of personal income tax forms, schedules and statements as well as how to use personal income tax returns in divorce matters.

This program was recorded on April 13th, 2017.

Provided By

American Bar Association
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Michael J. Raymond, CPA, ABV, CFF


Mike is a partner whose practice is dedicated solely to the valuation and litigation support niche. He has more than 21 years of experience in public accounting, both as a financial expert and as an auditor.

Offering significant experience across a broad range of business valuation and litigation support services, he specializes in the areas of business valuation, personal and commercial economic damage calculation and stock option valuation in litigation matters, including divorce, shareholder/partner disputes, personal injury and contract litigation. Mike also performs business valuations in the context of mergers, acquisitions, and estate and gift tax matters. He has personally been involved in more than 750 independent business, professional practice, stock options, license and advanced degree valuations, and lost earnings analyses.

In addition, Mike has been court-appointed as a neutral expert for the New York State Supreme Court, in New York, Albany and Schenectady counties, as well as for Courts in the United Kingdom. He has testified and been qualified as an expert in New York State Supreme Court in Westchester, Rockland, Richmond, Orange, Franklin and Onondaga counties. He is Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a frequent lecturer on the topic of business valuation for attorneys and has authored numerous articles on the subject.

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