Watch this short video and find out what a FINANCIAL DIVORCE STRATEGIST is and how I can help you.
What are Financial Divorce Strategies?
As CHARTERED FINANCIAL DIVORCE SPECIALIST (CFP, CFDS) I can answer your financial questions specific to the separation process.
Ideally, I see those couples who need help in any critical couple’s money situation. Realistically, I see clients considering separation / divorce and want to know their numbers and want to get a reality check for their new future.
I give you the power and strategies you need to make SMART money decisions.
Money is a powerful instrument in any kind of life situation. As long as you are single, it seems easy to make decisions – it’s only about you.
Now, in a situation where you
- not sure if you want to stay married
- or re-marry
it becomes a matter between at least two people: The couple, and therefore two often completely different money personalities in the sense of habits and values. Plus, there might be others involved at one point: parents and children.
ALL those life-changing events (marriage/separation & divorce/re-marrying) have a MASSIVE impact on your finances. MONEY is families’ most common dispute reason – we will explain to you the ‘RIPPLE EFFECT’ your decision will have – together or apart. We will bring you ‘on the same page’ so all of you have the same starting point before making decisions.
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.
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