We are forensic accountants who have worked with over 700 divorcing families during the past 15 years. We help people come to a reasonable and equitable settlement regarding alimony and child support, property division, taxation, retirement plans, business valuations and investments. We do our best to assist in negotiations and planning in order to minimize the financial and emotional disruption and to stay out of court. However, we are available to testify if litigation becomes unavoidable.

I have been a licensed CPA in California since 1988. I work with attorneys and mediators in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties and have testified in those courtrooms. I have been appointed as the Court’s expert and as a jointly retained forensic accountant for cash flow available for support, property division, tracing, and business valuations.

In addition to my license as a CPA, I hold licenses in real estate, insurance, and as a registered investment adviser. I hold specialized certificates in personal financial planning, business valuations, and forensics. All of these licenses and certificates require continuing education credits and renewal every few years.


Susan Carlisle, CPA
Carlisle CPA & Associates


700+ family law cases

Thousands of tax returns


CSUN, Graduate Business School


Mediation/Collaborative Law Training

LA County Bar



Professional Associations and Memberships

LA County Bar

San Fernando Bar

4 collaborative groups

Volunteer mediator Downtown, Van Nuys

Fee Arbitration Panel

Professional Activity

Many articles in monthly legal publications, quoted in several financial publications, TV and radio appearances on tax, financial and forensic issues