How do you prepare for divorce?
Step 1: Build Your Team
Divorce is one of the most difficult situations that a person can face in their life. Perhaps you are thinking of divorcing, in the process or have been blindsided by your partner asking you for one. Either way, your emotions are probably all over the place. Understandably, you are thinking emotionally and not financially. How do you start to think clearly? Where can you find the resources to help you? What do you need to navigate through this transition? HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR DIVORCE? Here are some tips and insight. I have learned in my years as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional.
Gather your Dream Team.
The first thing one should do is assemble a team around them to assist in making this transition as painless as possible for you and your family. The goal after divorce is to be able to move into the future with hope and confidence. Remember, there are brighter days ahead. If you have children, you are also looking to come out of this with a new, redefined family structure, a new normal. You want to spare your children and yourself as much pain as possible. The team that you hire should have these goals in the forefront of their minds.
So, where do you start? Reach out to people you know who have gotten divorced or know someone who has. Referrals are the best way of finding amazing divorce professionals. Schedule appointments with the referral, you have received and make sure that you feel at ease and comfortable with whomever you finally hire. Your team should include but not be limited to the professionals in the following fields.
- Divorce Lawyer
- Therapist (Family, Child and Personal) or Divorce/Life Coach,
- A certified divorce financial analyst, C.D.F.A
Thinking financially not emotionally.
There is no denying that divorce is an incredibly emotional time. Our team will work together to keep things moving along legally, and financially. They will help guide you through all the issues so that you can concentrate on yourself and any children that may be involved. One crucial team member is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. These are financial professionals with specialized training that are certified in dealing with the financial aspects of divorce. I am trained as a C.D.F.A.® and help assist clients with both litigation and mediation support as they see fit. Providing and explaining settlement solutions that help you financially secure your future is what I do.
Divorce is an incredibly difficult, painful, and emotionally charge time in the lives of those going through it. Preparing for it by getting all the financial aspects in order and surrounding yourself with the right team can help you tremendously in the healing process. I strongly suggest that you hire a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. As a C.D.F.A® professional myself, I am trained to help clients make heads or tails of the financial aspects of divorce.
Worries about your financial future are one of the biggest stressors in the divorce process. I am here to help. I offer a FREE Divorce Strategic Planning session to help you plan and see what makes sense for your situation.
Remember, divorce doesn’t have the be to end. You will come out the other side to a bright future with tremendous possibilities. We are here to be part of that journey and be a beacon of hope for a new tomorrow.