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Sometimes you choose change, sometimes change chooses you.
Understanding your finances can help to alleviate fears and concerns that come with change - knowledge is power. The average length of the U.S. divorce process is one year. In the beginning stages of the process, you and your spouse spend a great deal of time trying to get a clear understanding of the financial aspects. As Certified Divorce Financial Analysts® (CDFA™) we work with you and in partnership with your attorney or mediator to help you develop a clearer view of your current and future financial situation.
When you hire this firm, we help you navigate many of the financial pieces related to your divorce process such as creating a budget, understanding marital assets, investment statements and even re-creating a paper trail regarding bank statements, retirement plans and investment accounts. We explain the financial aspects of your pending decisions and help to empower you to make educated decisions throughout the process. More than anything, we tailor the process to what you need.
The financial ramifications of a divorce can be devastating. But, with proper planning and expert help from professionals specializing in financially equitable divorce settlements, you can increase your chances of arriving at a settlement that fully addresses your long-term financial needs. What’s missing in most divorce processes is financial expertise, someone who can forecast the long-term effects of your settlement, which can help you approach a negotiation that addresses your financial needs and capabilities.
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During your initial consultation you will have an opportunity to share general details of your particular situation, and based on that we address fees and anticipated costs. If you decide that our firm is a good fit for you, we will prepare a client engagement letter with fees for your review and signature. Once we receive your initial retainer, we begin work on your case.
Money issues are responsible for 22% of all divorces according to the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysis, so when that change in your life is a marital separation and possibly divorce, professional experts in legal, financial, and emotional support become quite important to support you and your family throughout the process. Assembling a team to support you and your family during this time can make all the difference in how you move forward. You will want to quickly begin organizing your income, expenses, assets, liabilities and how your goals and priorities align with these. We will begin by understanding your personal circumstances, because we know that much like no two marriages are similar, no two divorces are similar either.
When you’re dealing with the complexities of a divorce, you need financial expertise that’s both trustworthy and customized to your individual situation. We know it is an especially challenging time, even when you are comfortable with your personal finances.
CDFA’s are financial professionals trained in the complexities of divorce finances. We use our education, training, and experience to help divorcing individuals split assets fairly. Already trained as accountants, investment advisors, or financial advisors, CDFA’s receive specialized training to help divorce clients gather necessary financial information and develop financial projections based on different scenarios.
CDFA’s help clients determine the short-term and long-term financial impact of any proposed divorce settlement. We can also provide valuable information on financial issues that are related to the divorce, such as tax implications, dividing of retirement plans, and more
Attorneys tell us that the two biggest hurdles in divorce are child custody and figuring out the finances, we can help remove one of those. We know that divorce can sometimes be overwhelming. Our work begins with learning about your goals and priorities. We are dedicated to providing you help that considers not only your life as it is today but as it could be with a good understanding of your finances.
Your financial picture is made up of income, expenses, assets, and liabilities, but they are not all created equal. During separation and divorce, we work with you to understand these different components and evaluate the various scenarios being considered. Together we assemble your financial picture and then run cash flows for long term projections.
Your team of specialists should include legal, financial, and emotional support. Time is of the essence. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to make well informed decisions. As your financial specialists, Jessica and team are on your side of the table.
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