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.

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

About the author

About Lawrence Welsh

Lawrence C. (Larry) Welsh joined the firm in 2003 after five years of practice with the Delaware County Public Defender’s Office. Native to Lansdowne in Delaware County where he attended public schools, Larry graduated from St. Joseph’s College (in its pre-University days) and taught school briefly before entering the hospitality industry and working his way through hotels, restaurants and resorts in four states and the District of Columbia. As a graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Larry now focuses primarily on the firm’s family law practice along with other areas of the Law. Larry handles a full range of domestic relations matters throughout the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania area and looks forward to expanding the firm’s practice, especially in the family-law field, into New Jersey where he is one of three members of the firm (along with Gregory P. LaMonaca and Christopher R. Mattox) admitted to practice.