Dispute Resolution Counselor

 

The Dispute Resolution Counselor is a newsletter for users of business valuation, litigation, and mediation services, published by David Melton & Associates.

 

Index by Subject Matter

Financial Issues in Divorce

 

        Dealing with dishonest spouses (Forensic accounting in a divorce) Aug/Sep98

 

        Why does it cost so much to get a divorce? Nov/Dec99

 

        Settling the financial issues in a divorce Dec98/Jan99

 

        How income taxes affect property settlements Feb/Mar99

 

        Should Divorcing Spouses file Joint Returns? June/July99

 

        Dividing retirement assets upon divorce Apr/May99

 

        Should CPAs represent existing clients in marital dissolutions? Jun97

 

        Standards of value used in Colorado divorce cases Jul97

 

        Asset tracing to establish the existence of separate property in a marital dissolution - Part 1 Sept97

 

        Asset tracing to establish the existence of separate property in a marital dissolution - Part 2 Oct97

 

        Asset Tracing Discussed at Annual Law Conference Sept/Oct99

 

        Don't try another divorce case involving separate property without this book! Apr/May98

 

        Preserving separate property between separation and trial dates Jun98

 

        Premarital Agreements - Part 1 Feb97

 

        Premarital Agreements - Part 2 Mar97

 

        When should a non-moneyed spouse not sign a pre-marital agreement? Nov97

 

 

Business Valuation

 

        What are 10 of the most common mistakes found in business valuation reports? Jan97

 

        Who decides which individuals are qualified to perform business valuations? Feb97

 

        How is the "value" of a business defined? Mar97

 

        Where do they come up with those capitalization rates? Apr97

 

        Preparing a business for sale May97

 

        Using family limited partnerships to reduce taxable gifts and estates by 45% Jun97

 

        Buying a business - caveat emptor Aug97

 

        Buying a professional practice Dec97/Jan98

 

        Arbitration of valuation disputes Feb/Mar98

 

 

Mediation/Arbitration

 

        When is Mediation a success? Jan97

 

        Was Sgt. Joe Friday a good mediator? Feb97

 

        Recognizing negotiating styles - Part 1 Mar97

 

        Recognizing negotiating styles - Part 2 Apr97

 

        Preparing to negotiate May97

 

        Using binding arbitration for financial disputes under $50,000 Jun97

 

        How do you properly threaten someone? Jul97

 

        Deadlock - Part I Aug97

 

        Deadlock - Part II Sept97

 

 

General Litigation Support

 

        Expert's reports Oct/Nov98

 

        Benefits of using a joint or court-appointed expert Jan97

 

        How accounting experts determine the amount of lost profits in a lawsuit Apr97

 

        Managing financial information in complex lawsuits May97

 

        Welcome to the Roaring Fork Valley, embezzlement capital of Colorado Aug97

 

        A CPA's observations on white collar crime in the Roaring Fork Valley Jul98

 

 

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