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IAG Forensics & Valuation Recognized by Daily Report Readers

 

The Attorneys have voted! We are pleased to announce that we were voted “Best Of 2017” in two categories by readers of the Daily Report. IAG Forensics & Valuation finished in the “Top 3” as Forensic Experts and Forensic Accounting Firms.

By |June 26th, 2017|IAG Bulletins|0 Comments

What You Need To Know About The DRFA

Russ Thornton, of Wealthcare For Women, details all you need to know about preparing The Domestic Relations Financial Affidavit for your divorce. Click here to read the article.

By |May 15th, 2017|Divorce Services|0 Comments

Laurie Dyke Interviewed By Richard Belcher

Laurie Dyke was interviewed by Richard Belcher of WSB Channel 2 concerning the recent Dekalb County Audit Report. The interview was aired March 24th, 2017 at 6PM. Visit our YouTube page to see the video.

 

By |April 18th, 2017|IAG Bulletins|0 Comments

Personal Use of Non-Profit Funds – PayPal Fraud

 

This is the second installment in a series where we look at the various fraud schemes available to those who might do you or your business harm.

Technology is constantly evolving as industry experts find new and improved ways to do things.  They have brought us banking by phone, transfers via texting, and mobile payments by Square.  Even before these technologies became globally available, we were making on-line payments using service providers such as PayPal, SecurePay and Authorize.Net. As technology has evolved, the question you need to ask is–have my internal controls evolved, as well?

Take PayPal, for instance.  PayPal provides individuals […]

By |April 5th, 2017|Fraud and Forensics|0 Comments

Factors That Affect Equitable Distribution of Business Interests

Halpern Case Revisited

By: Maty Varon

One of the landmark cases in Georgia Family Law is Halpern v. Halpern, 352 SE 2nd, 753.  The case analyzes if the increase in value in an entity was caused by market forces (passive) or marital efforts (active participation).  The answer to this question dictates the extent to which the non-owner spouse is entitled to an equitable distribution.  There are important factors beyond Halpern that need to be considered and analyzed by the financial expert which will assist legal counsel in making their argument.

Let’s assume husband started a business prior to the marriage, or acquired the […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Legal News and Views|0 Comments

Cobb County Elder Abuse Case Still Making Headlines

Even though two years have passed since Jeff and Joseph Carr were convicted of stealing millions of dollars from elderly Cobb County woman, Frances Perkins, their case is still being mentioned in the local newspaper. On February 25th, the AJC published an article describing this case and explaining why so many lawmakers are advocating for new ways to help protect seniors from this type of financial exploitation and abuse. IAG is grateful to have been a part of something that will, hopefully, generate laws to protect people, like Ms. Perkins, from having to experience such ruthless criminal acts. Read all the details here.

By |March 3rd, 2017|Legal News and Views|0 Comments

A Successful Day of Learning in Cobb!

Sean Ditzel, President of the Family Law Section of the Cobb County Bar Association, recently hosted an almost standing room only all-day CLE event. The large crowd heard from many attorneys and experts in the family law field.  Included in the experts, IAG’s own Dan Branch provided hot tips for countering potential strategic arguments that an opposing counsel could make when looking at minority interests in privately held businesses.  Who knew that pending changes to the Internal Revenue Code (specifically IRC Section 2704) could be so exciting and potentially impact minority interests in the family law arena?   For more information […]

By |February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Forensic Accounting in Divorce by The New York Times

Even if you don’t have hundreds of millions in assets to go missing, this article can teach you a lot about how money can be hidden.  Learn some of the dark sides of the global offshore financial system that people can use to hide assets in this financial sleuthing article written by The New York Times.

By |January 11th, 2017|Fraud and Forensics|0 Comments

Erica Sandberg Discusses Compulsive Spending By A Spouse

Erica Sandberg, a personal finance author, answers a question about compulsive spousal spending and how to deal with it. In her article she details different steps one might want to take if you find yourself in that situation and even gets input from Atlanta divorce attorney, and friend, Randy Kessler. Click here to see what she has to say!

By |January 10th, 2017|Legal News and Views|0 Comments

Personal Use of Corporate Funds – Credit Card Fraud

How many different ways are there to commit fraud in a small business?  The possibilities, unfortunately, can be endless when owners and management do not have solid internal controls in place or the willingness to acknowledge that “it could happen to me.”  This will be the first installment of several to explore the various fraud schemes employed, sadly, by those you most trust.

One of the most common issues we have seen when called to perform fraud investigations can be obvious if you knew to look for it – personal use of corporate funds.    This can take on many forms.  In […]

By |January 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments