divorce financial services

Divorce Financial Services

In addition to the emotional drain and family issues, the financial ramifications of a divorce can be devastating. Working with your attorney, proper planning and expert help from a professional such as myself can help increase your chances of arriving at a settlement that fully addresses your long-term financial needs and your spouse’s needs also. Equitable divorce settlements are not easily derived.

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, I can help you

  • Identify assets, liabilities and organize your finances
  • Take control of your finances by understanding your income and expenses.
  • Assess your needs for client and spousal support
  • Project your financial future from various settlement options
  • Know the tax consequences of your financial settlement so the IRS won’t take more than its fair share.
  • Understand the ‘true value’ of your investments and retirement assets to maximize their worth.
  • Identify when real estate appraisals and business valuations are needed and help you get them done
  • Counsel you with the ultimate goal of starting over smarter
  • Establish a new financial identify and focus on your credit score

In addition, I offer a program to “Reclaim Financial Independence” designed to not only help you understand your finances but help you start your new life with financial confidence.

Certified Family Mediator

Mediation can be used in many scenarios to find mutual problem resolution for family needs and financial resolution. As a certified family mediator my concern is to remain objective to the needs of both side, yet help resolve issues to the benefit of both parties. My financial background is an additional strength to help identify financial issues for both sides.

Collaborative Divorce Financial Neutral

In collaborative divorce, couples sit down with their team: two attorneys, a mental health professional and a financial neutral. Together with the team they create a divorce solution that focuses on the highest priorities of both spouses and their children.

As a financial neutral I assist families in identifying assets, liabilities, and their budgets and help them create their financial settlement package. My goal is to not only promote discussion and creative financial brainstorming but to assist couples in making equitable distribution decisions that are tax-favorable and in calculating child and spousal support if warranted. I can help you avoid the common financial pitfalls of divorce by offering valuable insight into the pros and cons of different settlement options. Most importantly I strive to offer couples peace of mind that their settlement is financially feasible for both spouses.

I am certified in Collaborative Divorce and member of the Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Gainesville (gainesvillecollaborativedivorce.com) and of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. I have helped many couples representing a wide range of financial outcomes. If you are considering divorce or seeking a financial neutral for your team, please contact me so we can discuss your situation.