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.
People hire all sorts of experts and advisors to help them make important life decisions…divorce is no different.
Maybe you have already hired an attorney to be your legal expert, but can your attorney also be your financial expert? The short answer is, not really. Lawyers attend law school to become experts in the law, not to become financial experts. A good attorney will acknowledge this and see the benefit of bringing a financial expert into the divorce process at the very start of a case. Solid information and expert analysis are important resources in their search for the best possible resolutions for their clients.
A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional becomes a valuable member of the divorce team regardless of which process you choose. Whether you are already on the path towards litigation or want a more amicable alternative like mediation or the collaborative practice, having a CDFA by your side will help to ensure that you and your attorney have access to the reliable, comprehensive financial information needed to develop viable settlement proposals. Based on the CDFA’s analysis, it will become apparent which option will work for you and which one will create a financial hardship for you and your family.
If you think you can’t afford a CDFA or don’t need one because you don’t have significant assets, think again. A CDFA’s hourly fee is typically less than an attorneys’ and in my experience, a comprehensive divorce financial analysis benefits everyone no matter how much money you have, and can save thousands of dollars down the road by effectively identifying and correcting mistakes commonly made during the settlement process.
More importantly, working with a CDFA, such as myself, will bring clarity during a very difficult time and provide you with much needed peace-of-mind. My goal is to make sure you get through this process in one piece, financially informed, empowered and ready to live your new life after divorce.
Schedule your appointment now and learn why my clients say they couldn’t get through their divorce without me on their team.