Recorded Webinar: What’s It Worth: Valuing a Business in Family Property Settlements


4th September 2018

Duration:  1.5 hours

When parties separate and commence property settlement proceedings, one of the more challenging steps can be valuing interests in business assets owned by either party.  Business valuations are tricky, and not without expense. This session looks at the key valuation issues involved with businesses and covers:

  • Identifying relevant interests in a business – either owned personally, or through any form of corporate entity, trust or partnership structure
  • When should you obtain a third party valuation?
  • The role of the forensic accountant
  • Determining fair market value – asset based approach v earnings based approach
  • Business valuation – how is it done?
    • goodwill
    • assets
    • stock
    • leases
  • “Double dipping” and s. 75(2) – does the business have other associated benefits – security, future income, provision of payment of non-business expenses
Our presenter

Arnold Shields, Director, Dolman Bateman Accountants, Chatswood, NSW

Arnold is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience working in commercial organisations and as a consultant. He has occupied the position of Director at Dolman Bateman since 1996.

Arnold is involved in all of Dolman Bateman’s key practice areas. Arnold is one of the few specialists in Family Law Superannuation valuations in New South Wales.

Arnold’s specialities in Forensic Accounting and Litigation Support include:

  • business valuations for the purposes of family law disputes, commercial litigation and business purchase/sale and stamp duty matters.
  • superannuation valuations for Family Law purposes.
  • special investigations for commercial and insurance company purposes.
  • fraud risk assessment and prevention.
  • assessment of economic loss in personal injury matters for plaintiffs and defendants.

As well as providing expert evidence in Court, Arnold has also presented a number of forensic accounting papers to various APLA conferences and seminars widely attended by the legal profession. He is also a member of the Forensic Accountants Special interest Group.


This webinar is suitable for lawyers practising in family law – Australia wide. This webinar is for practitioners with some knowledge in this area and looking to improve their knowledge.

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Product Code: WBBSEP18
 Price:  $253.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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