Can the collaborative model be used if there is a business involved?
Amy Zylman Shimalla’s Answer:
If the parties own a business, we involve a collaboratively trained forensic accountant to value the business. They do so without a full-blown, detailed, report as is necessary for litigation, but rather with worksheets that they present to the parties and counsel at a face to face meeting. The accountants meet with each party and do the same review they would in a litigated case, but in a more transparent, concise manner. Many of the most well-known forensic accountants in New Jersey have taken the collaborative training and work very well in the process.
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