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

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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.