In family law matters, attorneys engage Arxis Financial to analyze, explain and present financially complex issues, typically relating to asset values and income verification. For example, if a spouse is suspected of understating income, our professionals can review financial practices (e.g., hidden bank accounts, unreasonable salary, unreported cash transactions, etc.) to help identify the money trail. Our forensic accountants are called upon to help in identifying marital vs. separate property, uncovering hidden income within a business, determining the value of a business, locating concealed assets, and other related issues.
The specialists in Arxis Financial’s “Forensic Accounting” practice apply detailed investigation and analysis that is necessary to uncover essential facts and provide meaningful insights. Our services include reconstruction of accounting records, analysis of personal and businesstransactions, document review and tracing, and expert witness testimony. Expert analysis and conclusions are presented in depositions and trial at local, state and federal court levels as well as mediation and arbitration. We assist attorneys in interpreting the data, and help counsel to understand and analyze events or issues. This level of support can be a key asset in determining a legal strategy as well as reaching a reasonable and efficient conclusion.
The Forensic Accounting practice is headed by partner Chris L. Hamilton, CPA, CFE, CVA. Mr. Hamilton is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, and a Certified Valuation Analyst. He is a licensed life and disability insurance agent and a General Securities Representative. Mr. Hamilton has published articles in several publications, and has made presentations at national conferences, training institutes and seminars on topics including forensic accounting, fraud and business appraisal.