Expert Witnesses and Divorce in CA | What You Should Know

If you are currently going through the divorce process or you are about to, you most likely have a lot on your mind. For many, divorce is a complex process emotionally, legally, and financially. Most couples have a lot at stake when it comes to divorce, including terms such as child custody, property distribution, spousal support, and more. This is why if you are going through the divorce process, it is so important that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Los Angeles divorce attorney who has helped countless individuals navigate through the process in the past. Not only should you hire a divorce lawyer, but in many cases, couples can benefit significantly by bringing certain expert witnesses into their divorce. In most cases, expert witnesses are either psychologists, therapists, or financial experts. The purpose of expert witnesses is to bring a fresh, unbiased perspective to the divorce, often offering helpful insights into what would be both in the couple’s best interests and their child’s best interests. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced legal team to learn more about expert witnesses and divorce.

Commonly Used Expert Witnesses in Divorce

Some of the most common and most useful expert witnesses, depending on the circumstances of your divorce and any discrepancies you may be having, are as follows:

  • Financial Experts: In many cases, spouses have difficulty determining the best possible division of assets. A financial expert can help assess your financial situation and determine what it may look like after you are divorced. This can allow you and your spouse to consider a realistic financial arrangement for after your divorce.
  • Medical Experts: Often, child support encompasses healthcare costs, which is why you should consider speaking with a medical expert who can determine the cost of your child’s healthcare.
  • Real Estate Experts: As you may know, often, the marital home is at stake during a divorce. A real estate expert can value all property you and your spouse own so you can prepare them for the division of assets.
  • Small Business Experts: If you own a small business, it may be up for equitable distribution, even if your spouse doesn’t own or help run the business. Additionally, if you both own a business, you will still have to consider how it will be run after your divorce. A small business expert can value your business and help you reach an agreement.

Contact our experienced Los Angeles firm

Divorce and family law issues are notoriously complicated and personal, which is why you must hire an attorney with years of experience, as well as the compassion and skill needed to handle these sensitive matters. For the qualified, dedicated legal representation you and your family deserve and need, contact Zitser Family Law Group, APC today.

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