Accountants + Business Advisors

Divorce

Domestic Relations Litigation

The emotional stress of divorce is often compounded by the complexity of determining the value of a family or privately-held business. Apple Growth Partners provides valuations of privately-held businesses for domestic relations litigation purposes.

With more than 1,000 valuations to our name, AGP has extensive experience providing business owners with credible and reliable fair market value reports. The AGP team also provides forensic accounting, separate property tracing, spousal and child support analyses, and other services that can provide financial clarity during litigation process.

Expert Witness Testimony

AGP offers extensive experience providing owners with expert witness testimony during the divorce process. Our team offers sound opinions and analysis backed by documented, attestable support. We can provide expert witness testimony in the Akron and Cleveland region, focusing on the following areas:

  • Antenuptial agreement (appreciation) analysis
  • Asset tracing analysis
  • Business valuation
  • Historical income and expenses analysis
  • Search for hidden assets
  • Entity & income equalization
  • Forensic accounting
  • Income tax consequences
  • Marital dissolution
  • Marital vs. separate property analysis
  • Personal statement of assets and liabilities
  • Spousal support analysis
  • Tax implications of divorce
  • Tax fraud

We have testified as expert witnesses in both bench and jury trials in the following courts:

  • Ohio County Courts of Common Pleas (Domestic Relations)
    • Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Columbiana, Crawford, Franklin, Geauga, Hamilton, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Sandusky, Stark, Summit, and Tuscarawas counties

Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a non-adversarial form of alternative dispute resolution whereby spouses craft a settlement without resorting to the uncertainties of litigation. Our business valuation and tax experts can serve as “financial neutrals” that provide impartial support to both parties during the collaborative process.

As a financial neutral, our experts can provide you with a true valuation of your business, cashflow, tax issues, and anything else that is important to you financially. We are collaboratively trained and can help promote the free flow of information between all parties and assist in articulating the financial interests of each party.