Robert Hetsler is a financial specialist in the division of retirement and pension accounts in divorce cases. Retirement benefits often comprise a significant portion of the marital assets, and dividing them between spouses is a common part of the divorce process. However, in order to divide them equitably, the value of the retirement benefits accumulated during the marriage must be accurately assessed.
Because of his unique set of financial skills, Dr. Hetsler is often called upon during divorce proceedings by attorneys and mediators nationwide to provide expert assistance in the division of retirement accounts. He has testified as an expert witness in divorce cases involving the valuing of retirement and pension accounts. He has also been retained to provide pension valuations and prepare qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs) for 401(k) accounts, military retirement divisions, pensions, 403(b) accounts, FERS, non-qualified plans and many other types of retirement accounts in thousands of divorce cases.
Dr. Hetsler has a doctorate degree in Jurisprudence (does not maintain an active law license), is a Licensed Virginia Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Nationally Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), a Master Analyst In Financial Forensics (MAFF), a Forensic Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) certified by the Forensic CPA Society, and he is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Hetsler is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Valuation & Litigation Section), the American College of Forensics International and the Association for Conflict Resolution.