Dr. Robert G. Hetsler, Jr., CPA, CVA, MAFF, FCPA, CFF, CMAP
Dr. Robert Hetsler has been a practicing divorce mediator in Florida for over a decade. He has mediated nearly 3,000 divorce cases and is often called upon to provide expert testimony in divorce cases throughout Florida. He received family mediation training from the University of South Florida and is a former Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. and Harvard University trained Financial Expert. He is the author of seven different books on several different divorce topics as well as the founder of the nationally recognized online divorce school where he researched an interviewed the top divorce minds throughout the United States.
Dr. Hetsler has served as an expert witness in divorce cases, throughout Florida, that involve valuing marital business, lifestyle analysis (alimony cases), retirement divisions and determining actual income of self-employed individuals. He has also been retained to provide pension valuations and appointed by Judges as a neutral business valuator.
Although he is prohibited from providing tax and legal advice as a mediator, Dr. Hetsler’s experience as a CPA, business valuator, forensic accountant, pension valuator and published author of multiple divorce books provide him the knowledge and experience necessary to customize an agreement that is advantageous to both parties and saves them money by minimizing the amount of taxes that need to be paid.
In addition to being trained as a family mediator to handle the sensitive family issues that come with divorce, Dr. Hetsler’s, tax and accounting background make him uniquely qualified to deal with the complex financial issues couples often face when going through a divorce, including tax implications, child support and alimony payments and the division of marital assets, including retirement accounts.
Dr. Hetsler holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, a year of graduate school for Accounting & Tax, a Doctorate Degree in Jurisprudence (not a Member of the Florida Bar) and also resided and studied at Harvard Business School to sharpen his financial and business valuation skills which allow him to remain one of the most regarded and credentialed divorce financial experts in the State of Florida.
Although he is not a member of the Florida bar, Dr. Hetsler has a Doctorate Degree in Jurisprudence, is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant (Licensed in Virginia), a Nationally Certified Business Appraiser (CVA), a Forensic Certified Public Accountant certified by the Forensic CPA Society (FCPA), is a Master Analyst In Financial Forensics (MAFF-Focus in Matrimonial Litigation., a Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Merger and Acquisition Professional (CMAP) endorsed by the Middle Market Investment Banking Association. Dr. Hetsler is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Valuation & Litigation Section), the Virginia Board of Accountants, the National Center for Employee Ownership and the American College of Forensics International.
Dr. Hetsler understands the emotional and financial impact divorce can have on a family. In his role as a mediator, he acts as a neutral third party who helps couples reach an agreement that is beneficial to both parties. Unlike a divorce attorney who only represents one spouse, Dr. Hetsler assists both parties in a collaborative arrangement designed to make the divorce process as peaceful as possible.
When the parties involved are unable to resolve their differences on their own or simply don’t know what they want in terms of a settlement, Dr. Hetsler works with them to identify all of the potential options available. Often having a neutral third party involved can help the couple identify and eliminate the choices that are unacceptable as well as find areas where they can compromise in order to reach an agreement that’s satisfactory to both parties.
Dr. Hetsler is the author several divorce books which can all be found at his free membership site www.divorceprocess.co