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Attorneys and Valuers Link Up at AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference

Coverage of several sessions that include tips on managing client expectations in uncertain times and the new “abnormal” with respect to executive compensation.

New book on Colorado valuations for family lawyers and judges

The Financial Expert Guide for Family Law Judges and Attorneys, Colorado edition, goes a long way toward educating triers of fact, attorneys, and experts on the key valuation cases and legal principles in Colorado.

How to value a business and settle a divorce during COVID-19; divorce professionals share tips

How do you resolve a divorce case during COVID-19, when many businesses in all kinds of industries are coping with significant losses and continuing uncertainty over future performance? This was the topic of an excellent panel discussion that was part of the recent virtual AAML/BVR divorce conference.

New edition released of the BV in Divorce Compendium

The most current summary and analysis of U.S. legal decisions involving business valuation and divorce is in the just-released fifth edition of BVR’s Business Valuation in Divorce Case Law Compendium.

Tips on how to help settle a divorce during COVID-19

How do you resolve a divorce case during COVID-19, when many businesses in all kinds of industries are coping with significant losses and continuing uncertainty over future performance?

10 Takeaways From the AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference

Family law attorneys, valuation professionals, and industry experts shared advice during the AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference, which is ongoing and will continue tomorrow, September 24.

Business Valuation in Divorce Case Law Compendium, Fifth Edition

September 2020 Hardcover, PDF

BVR (editor)

Business Valuation Resources, LLC

Since divorce statutes and law are state-specific, it is a time-consuming challenge for attorneys and financial experts alike to keep up with key valuation decisions and developments. The 5th edition of BVR’s Business Valuation in Divorce Case Law Compendium is the one reference that puts key insights and case law summaries in one place. Every divorce professional can stay ahead of the game with this indispensable resource.

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Beware of this loaded question about projections amid COVID-19

Projections have always attracted scrutiny, but the pandemic has intensified this attention.

AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference starts September 9

It’s a whole new world for valuations in the context of marital dissolution, so don’t miss the Virtual Divorce Conference, presented by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Business Valuation Resources (BVR).

Mission Critical in Divorce: 10 Key Insights in 50 Minutes-a Free AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference Preview

Brought to you by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and Business Valuation Resources (BVR), this free preview for the Virtual Divorce Conference brings together attorneys, valuation professionals, and industry experts in a one action-packed, 60-minute session. Get short compelling lessons that you need to know now. This year’s conference focuses on the topics most impacted by divorce, and anyone serving business owners involved in matrimonial dissolution can get access to this premium preview ...

10 Time-Tested Ways to Build a Defensible Divorce Valuation

Business valuations prepared for divorce purposes can be much more challenging than valuations can be for other purposes because the rules differ among jurisdictions. There are no clear valuation guidelines for divorce in most states. For example, there’s no specific definition of value in state statutes governing divorce. Also, divorce courts exercise a great deal of discretion—even if there is an abundance of judicial precedent (which can be confusing and contradictory).

Free webinar tomorrow on valuations for marital dissolutions

Join us for a free, action-packed, 60-minute webinar of short compelling insights into business valuations in a divorce context from leading experts.

Virtual Divorce Conference offers 1:1 video networking

Want to connect one-on-one with a valuation expert or attorney specializing in divorce matters?

Free webinar reveals divorce valuation insights

Mark your calendar for an August 27 free webinar designed as a lightning round of observations and advice about divorce valuations in today’s challenging environment.

Valuations for divorce: That was then, this is now (Part 2)

It’s a whole new ballgame for valuations in the context of marital dissolution, which is why the AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference will focus on the most important issues impacted by all of the recent changes.

Stopgap for postponed National Divorce Conference

The AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas has been postponed, but there are so many important issues that the AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference was created.

Valuations for divorce: That was then, this is now

For those experts grappling with business valuations in a divorce context, practical tips and advice will be presented in what had been the AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference—but has been re-engineered as the AAML/BVR Virtual Divorce Conference.

Bates v. Bates

In appreciation case, appeals court says it was error to value owner’s separate, minority interest in car dealership based on buy-sell agreement; however, alternate valuation by nonowner spouse’s expert offered based on standard methods, including use of discounts, provided “appropriate valuation.”

Buy-Sell Stock Agreement Does Not Determine Value of Owner Spouse’s Separate Property

In appreciation case, appeals court says it was error to value owner’s separate, minority interest in car dealership based on buy-sell agreement; however, alternate valuation by nonowner spouse’s expert offered based on standard methods, including use of discounts, provided “appropriate valuation.”

Calculations of value are admissible in divorce, Alabama appeals court confirms

About two years ago, in Rohling v. Rohling, an Alabama appeals court upheld a trial court’s decision to admit into evidence a qualified expert’s estimate about the value of the owner spouse’s business based on a calculation engagement.

Stowe v. Stowe

In divorce case, appeals court overturns trial court’s valuation for an independent insurance agency; the trial court, without analysis, accepted there was goodwill and adopted expert’s calculation of goodwill using multiple “derived from a non-analogous source applying un-adjusted factors.”

Expert’s Goodwill Calculation Based on Rule of Thumb Sinks Under Appellate Scrutiny

In divorce case, appeals court overturns trial court’s valuation for an independent insurance agency; the trial court, without analysis, accepted there was goodwill and adopted expert’s calculation of goodwill using multiple “derived from a non-analogous source applying un-adjusted factors.”

South Carolina Supreme Court weighs in on use of discounts in divorce valuations

In a crucial decision on the use of discounts when valuing a spouse’s minority interest in a closely held business, a majority of the South Carolina Supreme Court rejected a bright-line rule, noting it would limit the flexibility family courts must have in apportioning marital assets.

Clark v. Clark

On use of marketability and minority discount in valuing wife’s minority interest in husband’s company, state Supreme Court rejects bright-line rule, noting importance of case-by-case analysis and giving trial court flexibility in apportioning assets; fair market value standard drives valuation.

South Carolina Supreme Court Rejects Categorical Approach to Discounts in Divorce Valuations

On use of marketability and minority discount in valuing wife’s minority interest in husband’s company, state Supreme Court rejects bright-line rule, noting importance of case-by-case analysis and giving trial court flexibility in apportioning assets; fair market value standard drives valuation.

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