Determining Reasonable Compensation (Part 2)

By Ron J. Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA Industry-Specific Databases The specific databases I have subscribed to for several years are surveys of attorneys, physicians, and accountants. Although some accountants may not obtain these surveys due to their cost, I subscribe because each provides a wealth of information that enables me to more accurately…

Determining Reasonable Compensation

By Ron J. Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA I always inform judges, attorneys and clients that business valuation is not an exact science. Two of those areas that require some subjectivity when valuing a business are the determination of reason- able compensation and the risk associated with the business. The means by which to…

Settling a Case: “Buyer’s Remorse?”

Buyer’s remorse in family law occurs when one party, after agreeing with the court’s findings, decides he or she was unhappy with the ruling. In this case, Susan, the respondent, moved for an order to set aside judgment based on her opinion that Kevin, the other party, provided false information in the Declaration of Disclosure.*…

Moore/Marsden, Watts Charges

Background Greg and Jodie Mohler were married on September 12, 1998, and separated on July 2, 2011. Petitioner (Jodie) filed a Petition of Dissolution on January 25, 2012. Greg filed his response on April 9, 2012. Their trial did not take place until November 15, 2017. Jodie’s Proposed Statement of Decision identified several disputes. Among…

Understanding Hardship Deductions

By Lawrence Markey, Esq. and Ron J. Anfuso, CPA, ABV, CFF, CDFA, FABFA Child support litigation in California has caused the spilling of an ocean of ink and toner, yet to many attorneys, the magic box we call the “guideline” remains as mysterious as ever.  One component that adds to the opacity of the statewide…