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BP Divorce Strategies
Financial Divorce Strategist
Financial Divorce Specialist
Assist lawyers and/or mediators in designing a settlement proposal that will maximize clients’ satisfaction considering the available financial options.
Provide financial analysis of the couples assets, liabilities, incomes, child and spousal support payments taking into consideration inflation and changing tax consequences.
Provide insight with respect to pension plans and other investment and insurance options including ongoing protection.
Your Divorce Strategist
How and when do we enter the divorce process?
We can be recruited directly by one or both parties and/or one or both lawyers or a mediator. A Letter of Engagement outlining the scope of services and cost is signed by the clients at the outset. We than can work within the litigation, mediation or collaborative process. A retainer is secured based on the estimated amount of time to be devoted to the case including analysis and projections for various settlement options plus other services that are available.
We can be engaged at any time in the process of separation and divorce: At the beginning to help collect financial data required, during deliberations to help analyze financial proposals and close to the end to evaluate scenarios and prepare future based projections to aid in the decision making process.
At every stage.
A Strategy for Any Situation
Clients receive the following benefit from working with a Financial Divorce Specialist:
We provide an objective viewpoint in an emotional situation. The identification of available financial options provides for a speedier settlement that is acceptable to both parties, and it reduces stress for other family members.
Professionals who are serving in a divorce action also receive benefits from the presence of a Divorce Strategist:
A broader perspective on financial and property options; precise modeling of agreements; enhancement of the positive working relationship between client and attorney; a stronger legal position; and the availability of an objective expert.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a Divorce Strategist when I already have a lawyer?
A family is always faced with dividing assets and money issues when going through a marital breakdown and having an objective third party specially trained in financial matters offers insight to avoid making uninformed costly choices. Lawyers are trained in legal issues, not financial or tax areas and they often prefer not to deal with this area in great depth. The team approach provides the best solutions possible for a stronger financial future.
Would it cost more by using a lawyer and Divorce Strategist?
The faster you understand the financial status and the consequences of choices being considered, the less it will cost in legal bills. Couples often get stuck on a particular issue or issues that are not really worth battling over.
What is the approximate cost?
It depends on the situation for the amount of hours involved and complexity of the specific circumstances. The range is as low as a few hundred dollars to several thousand if a complex case.
Will a Divorce Strategist do the complete divorce without a lawyer?
No, the role of a Divorce Strategist is to deal with the financial areas of a separation or divorce as they are not trained as lawyers. It is recommended that you use a lawyer to deal with the legal aspects of your case.
Will using a Divorce Strategist mean getting a bigger settlement or more support?
No, we provide information and specialized reports to give you the tools to make better choices from your options that could result in a more satisfactory settlement for everyone involved.
Divorce is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will ever have to make. You have only one opportunity to get it right . . . this is your opportunity.
Contact us if you:
Are considering separation or divorce
In the process of a separation or divorce
Planning for your future after divorce
Let's work together.
1605 Bay Street
Nanaimo BC V9T 2Z8