Divorce Process – Experts

Experts are often employed to determine certain facts. Those experts may be jointly agreed upon by the parties, which can save on the cost of having individual experts testify at trial. However, where that is not possible, each side may hire an expert to contest an issue and require their testimony at trial. Common experts include:

  • Custody evaluators
  • Financial planners to determine future economic circumstances
  • Business evaluators to value businesses
  • Real estate appraisers to value real estate
  • Personal property appraiser to value furnishings and other assets (generally an auctioneer experienced in home goods)
  • Vocational evaluator to determine earning capacity
  • Psychologists to testify to mental health issues