WHO WE ARE
ROK Finance, LLC is a boutique consulting firm that provides sophisticated financial analysis to individual clients, attorneys, and mediators in complex and high net worth family law matters.
Our expertise includes:
Income and asset discovery and tracing
Deferred income and illiquid assets
Corporate compensation and benefits including stock options, employee stock purchase plans, retirement plans, deferred compensation structures, incentive plans
Hedge Fund and private equity compensation structures
Asset inclusion, exclusion and valuation for equitable distribution
Tax issues specific to divorce
Financial Statement analysis
DIVORCE SERVICES FOR CLIENTS
ROK Finance serves as your financial advocate in the process of marital dissolution. Whether you choose mediation, collaborative divorce, or litigated divorce, the objective is to emerge with an optimal financial settlement that serves as the foundation for a secure and prosperous future. Working in conjunction with your attorney or mediator, we help you navigate the financial aspect of divorce during all stages of the process, from pre-divorce strategy through post-judgment execution and support.
For many clients, the process begins with an evaluation of the current financial situation, which includes a comprehensive review of all financial data including tax returns, sources of current and future income, assets and liabilities in the marital estate, spending patterns and expenses of both parties, current and expected financial support for children. We equip you with the information you need to make decisions that optimize the short and long term well-being of you and your family.
We provide checklists, worksheets and timelines to help our clients track, anticipate, and complete tasks required by your attorney, the courts, accountants, and other interested parties.
Specifically we address and provide:
Identifying, locating and organizing key financial data
Comprehensive review of financial documents such as tax returns, investment account statements, benefits and compensation packages
Financial affidavit and other document preparation
Review of opposing side’s statements
Child support and child support exceptions
Cash flow analysis
Tax issues specific to divorce
Credit establishment and protection
Other post divorce support
SERVICES FOR ATTORNEYS AND MEDIATORS
One of the key benefits we bring to the process is setting and managing clients’ expectations about the realities of their priorities and desired outcomes. We provide an analysis of the client’s pre-divorce financial landscape, including all sources of income (current and deferred), assets, and liabilities. We work with clients to evaluate the options for the division of assets, alimony and child support payments, and longevity of settlement scenarios. Included in our settlement analyses are tax implications, cash flow projections, and options for protecting assets and cash flow post judgment such as the use of QDROs and insurance policies.
We offer post judgment support to ensure the required transactions are completed in a timely manner, such as transferring of accounts, titles, deeds, and liabilities. We facilitate real estate sales and refinancings, beneficiary changes, QDRO executions. For areas outside our purview, we refer our clients to professionals within our network, such as realtors, mortgage brokers, real estate appraisers, financial planners, investment advisors, CPAs and tax preparers.
Prepare clients for meetings with your legal team
Prepare list of documents needed during the discovery process
Help clients Identify, locate, and understand key financial documents
Present current financial situation- income, assets, liabilities, deferred income
Tax returns analysis
Forensic accounting for tracing assets and income
Prepare the financial affidavit and review opposing side’s FA and other statements
Prepare and evaluate settlement options- amounts, structure, timing, tax implications of alternatives- including cash flow projections
Provide expert reports, ad hoc reports and analysis as needed for trial support
Track post judgment execution of settlement such as mortgage refinancing, QDRO completion, other asset transfers as warranted
Drawing on 20+ years of experience in the financial sector, Rory O’Neill, CDFA® brings a wealth of knowledge, insight, and strategy to the economic side of family law matters. She began her career at Intel Corp., in Santa Clara, Calif., as a compensation and benefits specialist. She then went to Wall Street in 1999, where she worked in Equity Research covering the Telecommunications Equipment and subsequently Consumer Products sectors. In 2007 Rory joined SAC, a large hedge fund located in Stamford, CT. She also has experience in the non-profit area, serving as Treasurer for preschool in her community.
As a natural outgrowth from her academic training and professional experience, Rory began working for Family Law Attorneys, specializing in matrimonial issues. She focuses on high net worth marital dissolutions, where specialized knowledge of complex and/ or non-traditional compensation structures is required.
Rory has an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Arizona. She holds the CDFA® (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) designation and is pursuing the MAFF (Master Analyst in Financial Forensics) credential.
Rory and her husband Roger moved from New York City to Westport in 2008, where they are raising their four children.