After dealing with most of the financial issues that arise in a Texas divorce for the past sixteen years, I could help a divorcing couple by short circuiting financial controversies and helping couples manage their expectations about the outcomes in a divorce. The range of outcomes in divorce is fairly narrow. Regrettably, I have seen many couples, ranging in age from 25 to 85 destroy their accumulated financial estate and future security (and perhaps those of their children and other family members) in a costly legal battle that could have been resolved efficiently and economically, with the same or better outcome that was achieved in Court. I no longer wish to be a part of those events and would like to move away from litigation work, so I have a vested interest in this service offering. Litigation work has taken an emotional and physical toll on me as well and I would like to be involved in more positive endeavors.
I obtained my BBA in Accounting at TCU in 1986 and a Master's of Science in Taxation from UTA in 1994. I have a very diverse accounting background, spanning auditing, taxation, forensic accounting, and business valuation. I am a Certified Financial Planner and have two business valuation credentials (Accredited Senior Appraiser and Accredited in Business Valuations). I have worked primarily in the litigation arena for the last sixteen years and have testified in trial and deposition about 250 times and have been involved in over 1,000 litigated divorces. I have dealt with probably every financial issue that can arise in a divorce. I have been the contributing editor of the "Divorce and Taxation" technical treatise published by Thompson Reuters every year since 2010.
I find it fulfilling to help people with their problems.
I know each client has different perspectives and attitudes. I am a good listener.