Lifestyle Analysis in Alimony & Divorce: Additional Resources

A lifestyle analysis is an important tool and tactic for alimony negotiations and divorce trial.  To learn more, check out these additional resources:

Lifestyle Analysis in Alimony & Divorce: A list of additional resources and reference.

  1. The Forensic Accounting Deskbook, Chapter 9, “Lifestyle Analysis” by Miles Mason, Sr. JD, CPA, published by the ABA Family Law Section. A comprehensive discussion about and example of a lifestyle analysis.
  2. Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets, Second Edition by Tracy Coenen, CPA, CFF, MAFF.  In this ABA Family Law Section book, Tracy discusses lifestyle analysis in a manner that is logical and easy to understand, bringing clarity to a topic that could be confusing for attorneys, judges, and juries who often lack an accounting or finance background.
  3. Lifestyle Analysis in Alimony Determinations, article authored by Miles Mason, Sr. JD, CPA and Sandy Klevan, CPA/ABV published in the ABA Family Law Section’s “Family Advocate.”
  4. Breakin’ Up is Hard to Do, by Robert W. Vance, CPA, ABV, CFF, CVA, CFP.  His article published in the Tennessee Bar Journal, August 2009 explained both marital balance sheets and lifestyle analysis.  It was the cover story that month!
  5. Constructing a Lifestyle Analysis A Multipurpose Analytical Tool in Marital Dissolution Engagements, by Karolina Calhoun, CPA, ABV, CFF with Mercer Capital.  Detailed discussion of the process of creating a lifestyle analysis with examples.

A curated list of relevant videos:

Lifestyle Analysis in Alimony & Divorce

Lifestyle Analysis in Alimony & Divorce: a list of videos to learn more.

  1. Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce w/ Forensic Accountant Tracy Coenen. Mason interviews the author of the ABA Family Law Section book on lifestyle analysis.
  2. How a Lifestyle Analysis is Your Loaded Gun in Alimony Negotiations
  3. Divorce Fraud: What Is a Lifestyle Analysis?
  4. How to Use a Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce
  5. Divorce Fraud: Documents Used for a Lifestyle Analysis
  6. Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets
  7. Divorce Financials: The Lifestyle Analysis and the Search for Hidden Income or Assets
  8. Detailed Accounting Records in Business Lifestyle Analysis
  9. Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce and Family Law
  10. Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases With a High Volume of Data
  11. Reports on Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases
  12. Big Divorce Mistake #5: Misunderstanding How Alimony is Calculated

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  1. What Family Lawyers Need to Know About Forensic Vocational Assessments
  2. How is alimony decided in Tennessee?
  3. Earning Capacity for a Stay at Home Parent for Divorce


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