The answer is most likely no. The decision to hire a forensic expert depends on the facts and circumstances of each case, each individual, and what they are hoping to achieve. Whether the assets of a marriage are $2 million or $50 million, those individuals that are part of that marriage want to be sure that they receive their fair share of that particular asset.
For the individual to have assets of $2 million, those assets are every bit as important to them as the individual who has the $50 million estate. It wouldn’t be appropriate, in my opinion, to make the decision on whether or not to hire an expert based on how much you believe the people are worth.
Sonya K. Zeigler is a partner at Stolfe Zeigler, a boutique family law firm that obtains favorable outcomes for high-net-worth, complex, and litigious cases.