Expert Legal Guidance You Can Trust
When your marriage ends, it is important that you secure an experienced divorce attorney to ensure that your interests, and those of your family, are protected. During these difficult and turbulent times, you are going to be facing a number of challenges. The attorneys of the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. can help you with all aspects of your divorce-from division of assets and responsibility for debts to a parenting plan that works in the best interests of all parties involved.
Expert Witnesses in Your Divorce
Under equitable distribution laws in Florida, marital assets and debts must be fairly distributed. The process to accomplish this distribution is often complex and requires the use of experts to value the assets of the parties. Having the right attorney means having the right experts for your case, so it is important that you seek out a skilled Clearwater divorce attorney that has excellent contacts with the right types of witnesses.
In some situations, the spouses can agree on the value of the assets. Then the job of division is easy. But where it is confusing, or where there is disagreement, valuing assets and debts requires the establishment of the fair market value of the assets. For example, where there is stock in a family corporation, or a professional practice, or an unincorporated business, the valuation can be difficult.
Other examples where experts can help with valuation include the following:
- Profit sharing plans
- Employee stock option plans
- Real estate
For all of the above, an expert witness can be called upon to provide an objective valuation. Besides property, experts are frequently used to make evaluations for custody and visitation. Clinical psychologists and social workers may be called upon in these cases.
Other types of witnesses that may be used in divorce proceedings include the following:
- Certified public accountants (CPAs)
- Business brokers
- Real estate appraisers
- Real estate brokers
Experienced & Dependable Divorce Attorneys in Tampa Bay
If you have questions about any aspect of divorce law, the attorneys of the Law Offices of K. Dean Kantaras, P.A. are available to assist you in navigating confidently through all family law issues. Our legal team is ready to provide you with the skilled, compassionate, and ardent legal representation that you need to protect your rights and move on with your future.