BP Divorce Strategies
Helping BC Couples Make Informed Decisions
As a Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist (CFP, CFDS), I help couples in British Columbia navigate their way through challenging financial decisions as a partnership.
I work with clients who are considering separation or divorce that want to understand their financial options as they move towards their new future.
As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), I provide an objective perspective for everyone involved, helping to divide a couple’s assets fairly and keeping communication open in what are typically difficult, emotional situations.
In short: whether you’re considering divorce, you’re already in the process of separating, or you’re simply looking for financial advice as a couple, I work with you to make sure you are informed, listened-to, and equipped with the knowledge to make smart financial decisions.
Are you considering divorce or separation? Contact me now for a free 20 minute financial consultation.
What is a Financial Divorce Specialist?
Going through separation or divorce can have a massive impact on a couple’s finances.
These couples need fair, objective, and easy-to-understand advice that ensures they make the decisions that are right for them.
Professional Financial Planning
I help you understand if you can afford to separate, how to most fairly divide your assets, and how to plan for your long-term financial future.
Money is the most common cause of dispute for couples. Once you add in the stress of separation, it can be challenging to make sound financial decisions.
I show you the potential ripple effects your decision will have—whether you decide to separate or stay together.
Every relationship features two completely different personalities, two different sets of values, and two visions for the future—making it challenging and frustrating to make decisions togther.
A divorce financial advisor makes sure you and your partner are on the same page, because everyone needs to be at the same starting point before making potentially life-altering decisions.
Overall, I provide divorce financial planning that helps couples in British Columbia plan their new future.
Why use a Divorce Financial Planner?
Here’s why every British Columbia couple considering separation should consult a divorce financial planner:
Make a United Decision
Most separating couples want to make financial decisions that won’t negatively impact their children, family, or friends.
But making financial decisions alone or through divorce lawyers can cause a permanent rift in a family.
I help couples make smart, mutually agreeable decisions together.
Unbiased Financial Advice
Unlike a lawyer, I work for both members in a couple. I help couples make decisions that benefit the entire family as a whole.
Lower Divorce Costs
Divorce lawyers are expensive. Back-and-forth negotiations can quickly add up in hourly fees.
Divorce financial advisors can craft separation agreements that can be taken to a divorce lawyer—saving couples potentially thousands of dollars in legal fees.
Sound, professional advice in a moment of need can go a long way to reduce stress.
I make sure you are listened to and cared for, while providing an objective viewpoint that gives you a broader perspective on your future.
Ready to take the next step in your life? Contact me now for a free 20 minute consultation?
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a Divorce Strategist when I already have a lawyer?
A Chartered Financial Divorce Specialist provides a couple with the most mutually beneficial solution for the entire family when dividing assets. You benefit from having an objective third party specially trained as a financial advisor to offer financial insights. Lawyers are trained in legal issues, not financial or tax areas, and they often prefer not to deal with these areas in great depth. Negotiating through lawyers can also cause an even bigger rift in a family. The team approach provides the best solution possible for your stronger financial future.
Will it cost more if I use a lawyer and a Divorce Strategist?
You can reduce your legal costs by working with a Chartered Financial Divorce Strategist (CFDS) because we can help you understand your financial status and your options. Through lawyers, couples often get stuck on a particular issue that is not really worth battling over. TWe work through your options and choices together.
What is the approximate cost of a Divorce Financial Advisor?
The overall cost of divorce financial planning depends on the complexity of the situation and the amount of hours involved. Fees range from as low as a few hundred dollars to several thousand in a more complex case. But overall, the cost is typically lower than separating finances entirely through a lawyer.
Can a Divorce Strategist perform the complete divorce without a lawyer?
No, the role of a Divorce Strategist (CFDS) is to deal only with the financial areas of a separation or divorce, as we are trained financial advisors, not lawyers. I recommend that you use a lawyer in complement with my services 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. This can result in a more satisfactory settlement for everyone involved.
Contact Bettina Plendl now for a free consultation.
For trustworthy, objective financial advice, contact Bettina Plendl now and receive a free 20 minute consultation.
1605 Bay Street
Nanaimo, BC V9T 2Z8