We work as a team with attorneys and/or mediators to help protect the marital estate and to preserve the most for both parties. When required, we are qualified as an expert to testify in court, either as an advocate or as a neutral party.
Beverly Brautigam is a Court-appointed Expert, a Court-appointed Special Master, and a Qualified Expert in several northern California Counties.
Brautigam & Co., specialist in divorce tax, supports the divorce team in addressing these accounting and tax issues:
|Identifying tax consequences of a settlement offer or agreement|
|Reading and interpreting tax returns|
|Determining filing status (an issue in even the less complex cases)|
|Determining cash flow available for support|
|Preparing and reviewing Income and Expense Declarations|
|Calculating lifestyle limitations|
|Reviewing Marital Settlement Agreements for tax issues|
|Determining if spousal support meets the alimony requirements|
|Calculating or avoiding alimony recapture|
|Identifying and calculating Epstein and Watts credits|
|Addressing Moore/Marsden issues|
|Identifying family residence issues|
|Helping qualify legal fees as deductible|
And, BEST OF ALL, SAVING TAX!
Our fees make sense.....
A recent tracing done by our firm confirmed that $900,000 of property was separate. If it had been community, our client would have received only half. This way our client got the whole thing an additional $450,000. Not a bad return on a $30,000 investment!
State tax law does not limit our ability to assist you with the tax consequences of divorce. Tax issues in divorce are governed by the federal tax code, which applies throughout the US.
If you have a case you're working on and wonder if an accountant should be involved, call or e-mail us.