2019 Accounting for Family Law Lawyers:
Understanding Financial Documents
Family law lawyers are often called upon to understand, present and explain complex financial data. Knowing what you’re looking for and asking the right questions in court is vital to all family law cases, large and small. While you don’t need to be an accountant to read financial documents, it is difficult to fully understand them without training from the experts.
California Family Law Report (CFLR), the preeminent provider of continuing education on family law, is bringing together a distinguished faculty - two forensic accountants and a family law judge - who will teach you how to read and understand a variety of financial documents, from basic tax returns to complex balance sheets and profit-and-loss statements. This comprehensive program, designed for all levels of family law practitioners, will help you build your proficiency and confidence in dealing with financial documents, giving you everything you need to effectively understand, present and challenge financial records in family law matters.
• Judge Thomas Trent Lewis
• Marie Ebersbacher
• Marc Peter Kaplan
• How to read and understand tax returns, profit-and-loss statements and other financial documents
• Overcoming “math anxiety”
• Knowing what to look for, what to ask for, and where to find it
• How to assess the reliability of the documents you receive
• How business operators manipulate financial records to reduce income
in divorce cases
• Tips on how to recognize specific accounting “games”
• Distractors and commonly misunderstood income items
• How to spot “red herrings” in financial documents
• Depreciation and how it affects family law cases
• Getting your Dissomaster report right by getting your income
Enrollees will receive a complete version of all slides used by the presenters, plus other supplemental materials. In an effort to be “green,” CFLR offers enrollees three options to choose from to receive course materials (see order form to make your selection):
1) Downloadable course materials (instructions for downloading materials via the web will be emailed a few days in advance of the program)
2) Course materials on USB drive (materials will be available at the program location)
3) Printed course materials (available for an additional cost; materials will be available at the program location)
The downloadable and USB options allow you to save the course materials to your computer and take notes directly next to the material covered.
IMPORTANT: you must bring your laptop to the program.
Enrollees may also purchase at special prices TRG's three-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law, written by Judge William P.
Hogoboom (Ret.) and Justice Donald B. King (Ret.), and the two-volume California Practice Guide: Family Law FORMS.
6 Hours MCLE/Specialization Credit
Approval of specialization credit in Family Law has been granted by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and approval of MCLE credit for this activity has been granted by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6 hours.