Why Hire a CDFA?

Why Hire a CDFA?

Divorce can be scary and overwhelming.  It is also one of the biggest financial transactions you will make in life.  Having a financial expert on your side is paramount to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your family.

My Process

My Process

A successful analysis starts with understanding a client’s needs, concerns and goals for themselves and their family.  The more I know about your situation, the better I can help you navigate and resolve all the financial issues of your divorce.

How I Can Help

How I Can Help

Call me when: You are contemplating divorce and are concerned about the money;  You are in mediation but need help understanding what your spouse is proposing and it’s impact on your financial future;  You are in litigation and getting nowhere.

Mediation

Mediation

Mediation works when there is complete transparency of the financial data.  Mediation fails when there is an imbalance of financial power.  A CDFA can provide an unbiased financial analysis that levels the playing field so you can make informed decisions.

Litigation

Litigation

Sometimes litigation is necessary.  Having a CDFA on your team may improve your financial outcome and save you thousands of dollars.  We help you and your attorney compare multiple proposal outcomes to arrive at one that works best for you.

Collaborative

Collaborative

For a more amicable and cost-effective alternative to litigation, the collaborative process may be right for you.  Instead of working behind the scenes, your team meets together and commits to finding a resolution while keeping the control in your hands.

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About Me – Diane C Pappas, CDFA

Having gone through my own divorce, I understand the reasons that have brought you to my website. Divorce is one of the most difficult life events to go through. The process from beginning to end can be overwhelming, scary and paralyzing. You have so many questions – Will we have to sell our home? Will I have enough money to pay my bills? Am I going to be okay in retirement?

Maybe your spouse has always managed the money and you don’t even know what you have for assets. Maybe you are the breadwinner and are afraid that you will be left with nothing. Maybe you just want to know what it might look like if you decided to ask your spouse for a divorce.

This is where I can help. Did you know that more and more people are seeking the help of a divorce financial expert before they even contact an attorney? About 80% of my clients did. Call me today at 978-833-6144 or email me at diane@solutionsfordivorce.com.

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What My Clients say

" I didn't even know someone like Diane existed and am so glad I made that phone call. My husband handled all the finances and I was being asked to make decisions about something I knew nothing about. Diane took the time to go through everything with me, explaining my options and the future impacts of any number of the proposed settlement scenarios. She literally saved my life."

Joan D., Beverly

"Thank you for all your hard work on our behalf. In many cases you helped cast the tie-breaking vote on issues that my wife and I had been disagreeing about. Your ability to bring your personal story into the conversation is a big plus - it makes you very relatable and is especially useful for my wife, who feels like she doesn't understand personal finance as much as she should.

Financial Planning Client Dan, Westborough

"I thought I knew everything about our financial situation, but then Diane pointed out some things I had not considered, which in the long run saved my ex-wife and I a lot of money. We were in mediation, so our divorce was amicable, but Diane's analysis gave us the peace of mind needed to make some very important decisions that affected our family and our futures."

Richard M., Andover