Family Law Matters

Dealing with the diverse financial matters that arise after a relationship breakdown can be challenging, no matter the situation.

We help clients and their legal counsel navigate unfamiliar accounting territory by providing impartial advice, assessments, and in-depth reports to bring clarity to complex financial issues. Our Family Law Dispute teams are experienced in assisting in negotiated or mediated settlements, in collaborative law files, or providing expert witness testimony in arbitration or court.

Our services include:

  • Reviewing financial disclosure and identifying gaps
  • Assessing the net worth of spouses for matrimonial property division
  • Identifying assets and income not previously disclosed
  • Calculating the value of corporate or other business interests
  • Calculating Guideline Income for child or spousal support purposes
  • Reviewing and tracing matrimonial property exemption claims
  • Preparing forensic accounting analyses of the use of matrimonial funds


  • March 01, 2024

    Protecting yourself against fraud is a matter of good business practice

    It’s difficult to keep up with all the products and services required to defend against fraud. But security solutions all have one thing in common. When it comes to safeguarding your company, good business practices will always be your best protection.

  • Confidence

    November 03, 2023

    Managing the power of your power of attorney

    Taking a look at power of attorney, the potential pitfalls, and how to protect against the risks associated with them.

  • Agility

    October 13, 2023

    Bullying in the workplace: What it looks like and the role you play in stopping it

    Workplace bullying has different names: harassment, intimidation, humiliation, and abuse, among many others. This kind of behaviour can take place at workplaces across industries and in and out of an office environment. Understanding what workplace bullying looks like, why people often don’t report these harmful behaviours, and what can be done to combat them, are responsibilities for everyone in order to put an end to bullying in the workplace.

Contact our Forensics Team

Bailey Rivard CPA, CA-IFA, CBV, CFE, CFF

Partner, Investigative & Forensic Services

Bailey Rivard, CPA, CA•IFA, CBV, CFE, CFF, is a Partner in the Valuations, Forensics and Litigation Support Services group in Calgary. Bailey draws on more than a decade of experience in forensic and investigative accounting and litigation support to help her clients deal with complex and sensitive situations.

She conducts financial investigations and loss quantification calculations on behalf of corporations, owner-managed businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. She also has expertise in preparing income determinations and business valuations in family law matters. Bailey has authored expert reports and has qualified as an expert in forensic accounting and financial investigations in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and in private mediations and arbitrations. She is a frequent speaker presenting on various forensic accounting topics across Canada as well as in the U.S.

Bailey earned a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com., Honours) in accounting from the University of Saskatchewan in 2005. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), qualifying as a Chartered Accountant (CA) in 2008. Bailey is a CA-designated specialist in Investigative and Forensic Accounting (CA•IFA), a Chartered Business Valuator (CBV), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF). She is a Director and Treasurer of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Calgary Chapter, Closer to Home Community Services, and Alberta Law Libraries.