Minnesota residents who are contemplating a divorce may be interested to learn that more and more people have begun using forensic accountants to aid with their cases. The more complex a divorcing couple's potential asset portfolio is, the greater the potential need for a forensic accountant to be involved.
In high net worth divorce cases, attorneys may consult with forensic accountants to help them determine the true extent of a spouse's holdings. It can be very difficult to understand the full extent of someone's portfolio without such investigation, particularly where there are assets such as investments, stocks, real estate property, and collectibles. Though concealing assets is often prohibited by law, this does not always prevent someone from attempting to do so in order to avoid relinquishing some assets to a spouse they're divorcing from.