Forensic Support Team


Forensic Support Team

The Forensic Support Team is a collection of resources and tools used to identify, evaluate, analyze, and ultimately to settle the financial aspects of family law cases. These include all of the financial issues involved in divorce, equitable distribution of marital assets, child and spousal support, as well as alimony, alimony pendente lite (APL), and such other financial affairs and interests as may become relevant to any of these issues. The Forensic Support Team here at LaMonaca Law includes the attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants particularly attuned to financial inquiry and analysis, not only by their education and training, but by their passion, commitment and years of experience handling such inquiries and analyses. Added to the in-house team are the financial and accounting professionals from around the area, and from further afar, with whom we have built effective and productive relationships. We offer our clients the opportunity to bring in any or all of these accomplished professionals when circumstances warrant.

In more specific terms of who these professionals are, they include not only CPAs, tax specialists and enrolled agents, but forensic accountants, CFPs (financial planners), business and pension evaluation experts, attorneys whose sole practice it is to draft and see to the implementation of QDROs (Qualified Domestic Relations Orders), and real estate appraisers, some of whom are ASAs (Accredited Senior Appraisers of the American Society of Appraisers). Additionally, many clients find benefit to engaging the CDFAs (Certified Divorce Financial Analysts) and other financial planners, estate planning attorneys, vocational evaluators, insurance and mortgage brokers, and even the private investigators and information technology experts we may introduce them to.

With input from many of these outside affiliated experts, as well as the ongoing participation of the attorneys and others in the firm, we have created and we continue to develop, tools, schedules and analytics to help all involved in the case to see clearly the complete financial picture. Moreover, as part of our overall team approach to every case, the Forensic Support Team works closely with our Appellant Unit to be sure that picture includes updates in the law, any and all recent precedents, as well as the latest developments and even trending resolutions from within and outside the jurisdiction.

With that financial picture fully developed and clearly defined, it is often much easier to arrive at a mutually agreeable settlement. Alternatively, because there are cases that defy even the best settlement endeavors, notwithstanding a comprehensive and transparent exposition of the financial situation, the detailed analysis provided through our Forensic Support Team gives our clients a great advantage in any litigation that ensues.

If knowledge is power, the Forensic Support Team provides extraordinary power to the clients we represent.

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To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys or for further information, call us at LaMonaca Law, at (610) 892-3877

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About Lawrence Welsh

A funny thing happened to Larry (Lawrence C. Welsh) on the way to his professional career in the practice of law. After graduating from college and before entering law school, he took an extended tour through the hospitality industry, working his way through both the service and business sides of hotels, restaurants and resorts in six states and the District of Columbia. Taking the business acumen and the ever-watchful attention to detail so well-honed during that experience into his lifelong passion to practice law has led Larry to his position as Chief Legal Counsel and head of the firm’s Forensic Support Team. Before joining the firm, Larry worked in the public defender’s office, through which he added an array of advocacy skills and trial experience to his resume. Since joining the firm in 2003, Larry has handled a full range of family law issues, which he continues to do, while lending experience and direction to others in the firm, particularly where and when the resources of the Forensic Support Team are most appropriate. Larry is also licensed in New Jersey, and he leads the firm’s New Jersey team operations. Larry is a multi-year “Top Lawyer” honoree in Main Line Today magazine, and he has been named as an “Awesome/Top Attorney” for family law and divorce in Suburban Life Magazine. Larry is an active member of the bar associations and family law sections of Delaware County, Chester County, and the state of Pennsylvania.