Divorce and Physician Practices in Pennsylvania
Every divorce has unique legal and financial issues, and one of these issues includes the ownership of a physician practice by one of the parties in a divorce. Valuing a medical or dental practice in Pennsylvania is required, and the spousal support that is received in a divorce must be handled correctly by an experienced lawyer.
At the law firm ofIwanyshyn & Associates, Attorney Deborah Luteran Iwanyshyn has represented clients for more than 30 years in family law issues. She has a strong background in dealing with the legal and financial aspects of divorce, including cases where physician practices are involved. Family law attorney Deborah Luteran Iwanyshyn understands how to evaluate professional practices and is a certified business appraiser who helps clients determine the value of the practice and how it should be divided in a divorce.
Both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA, license inactive) and a certified business appraiser with experience testifying in court, attorneyDeborah Luteran Iwanyshynunderstands how to look at physician practices to fairly evaluate and reach an agreement regarding the division of the practice or the support required to provide income and compensate the non-professional spouse.
Ms. Iwanyshyn was the chief accountant for the Allegheny County Controller's Office and, prior to founding the firm, worked with two international "Big Eight" accounting firms in the area of forensic accounting and auditing. She is able to save clients' time and money by not having to hire outside experts to perform the forensic accounting in their cases and by being able to have more control over their cases with a deeper understanding of what is happening with the financial aspects of the practice.
She has represented physicians, dentists and other medical professionals who own their practice as well as spouses of owners who are protecting themselves in a divorce with the owner of a physician practice.
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