Expert Witness Testimony
Expert witness testimony from a certified financial analyst (CDFA®) is highly beneficial for divorce cases litigated in open court. A lawyer may present evidence of financial matters on behalf of a client. While family law attorneys will provide legal advice and assist you in navigating the legal process, they are not always qualified or sufficiently experienced to provide substantive advice on financial matters such as pension valuation and interpreting the tax implications of divorce. Further, in Maryland, licenses are required to offer certain financial and insurance products. Therefore, attorneys and others you may consult during the divorce process may not be able to provide comprehensive financial advice or analysis in connection with your divorce.
Testimony in court from an expert financial witness can bolster the advocacy of a case with factual, incontrovertible financial data regarding pensions, retirement plans, investments, asset allocation, net worth, income, and many other issues that are relevant to the financial aspects of your divorce. Testimony from Veralynn Morris as an expert has facilitated meaningful dialogue toward settlement and has promoted judicial economy in contentious divorce matters. Clients and legal professionals have relied on her to furnish comprehensive analysis and an impartial view of the financial assets in question. Her input has assisted in the expedient adjudication and settlement of many complex cases.
Divorce Financial Solutions serves clients in the State of Maryland in the following jurisdictions: Frederick, Washington, Allegany, Garrett, Howard, Carroll, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Anne Arundel, St. Mary’s, Baltimore and Harford Counties.
Divorce Financial Solutions is equipped to provide financial expert witness testimony that is founded upon client-centered, customized in-depth financial research and analysis. Our CDFA®, Veralynn Morris, has provided competent financial guidance to clients for nearly three decades. She has been recognized as a trustworthy and competent financial expert who can be counted on to provide testimony on behalf of her individual clients as well as upon request of counsel. Veralynn Morris has a proven record of achieving optimal results and desired outcomes for the best interests of her clients.
The use of expert witness testimony may also benefit non-contentious separating couples that hold complex or non-traditional assets. Veralynn Morris has been able to provide this service to couples who fall into this category. For example, in the case of a party or parties who are self-employed, her expert witness testimony as a CDFA® can enhance and produce equitable settlement negotiations. It can be relied upon for unveiling a more realistic picture of actual revenue by assessing factors such as overhead costs and taxation in tandem with actual income.
There are so many factors that go into the creation of a complete financial picture that it requires the assistance of an expert. While your lawyer will help you navigate the legal process, they may not be trained in financial matters, have an understanding of the long-term tax implications of a divorce, or know how to properly value a pension. A trained financial professional will be equipped to answer these questions and by adding a CDFA® financial professional to your advocacy team, they will be able to work in tandem with your lawyer to streamline your divorce process and help secure a settlement that is designed to help you both now and in the future. For divorce expert testimony that you can trust to act in your best interest and help you secure a better outcome, trust Veralynn Morris at Divorce Financial Solutions.