Forensic Accounting and In re the Marriage of Launa and David Morton

On September 26, 2018, the LA County Bar Association’s Daily eBrief included the case of Launa Morton, Appellant vs. David Morton, Respondent.  This was a significant case for forensic accountants because it gave case authority to include 401(k) contributions when calculating spousal and child support. The following excerpts are taken from the opinion filed by…

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What Family Law Attorneys Need to Know about Analyzing and Dissecting Tax Returns

By Ron J.  Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA Family law practitioners need to be familiar with the numerous types of income tax returns that are essential for financial analysis relevant to several issues in dissolution of marriage cases.  These include matters such as child support, spousal support, division of property, tracing, and Family Code…

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Spice Girl Mel B Dissolution Settlement

Mel B, former Spice Girl, (lower right) celebrates the end of her lengthy dissolution court battle (pictured here with her team, which included Ron) Ron assisted former Spice Girl (Scary Spice) Melanie Brown aka Mel B with the financial, valuation, tracing and tax issues related to her dissolution of marriage from Stephen Belafonte. His tasks…

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