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Bruce Hughes' Article "Forensic Accounting" Featured on CalLawyer Website

hughes bruceOur partner, Bruce Hughes was featured on CalLawyer.com in March for his article on forensic accounting.  Forensic accountants are often asked to testify to determine the amount of damages a defendant should be required to pay.  In this article, Bruce discusses the importance of being prepared when facing an expert witness in forensic accounting.  He also gives advice on cross-examining an expert witness and how to go about hiring your own forensic accountant to dispute the opposite side's testimony. Read the full article on CalLawyer.com

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 Bruce and Lisa Hughes worked with Senator Moorlach for the past year (July 2015-July 2016) on Senate Bill 1255. This bill was important to the citizens of the State of California and ultimately became California Family Code Section 70. This new provision resolved an issue raised by the Supreme Court on the Date of Separation between divorcing parties. The Date of Separationis vitally important as it determines when the marriage ended. This date is used to determine the legnth of marriage for Spousal Support purposes; it is used to calculate the community share of various financial instruments such as bonuses, stock options and retirement accounts. We were very pleased to have initiated this effort and monitored and revised the bill throughout its progress in cooperation with Senator's staff.



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