Going through a divorce can be a scary time. At the very least, it is a major change. Whether you are financially savvy, or you are just beginning to understand your financial picture, there are many reasons to consult a financial advisor during, and after a divorce.
Your attorney’s role
Your attorney’s job is to give you legal advice, represent you, and help you understand the legal process. When attending mediation, considering a settlement or making an offer to your spouse, your attorney can give you an understanding of how the assets and debts may be split.
But your attorney has her hands full with that. The scope of her representation does not include being your financial advisor.
Why consulting a financial advisor can pay off
Consulting a financial advisor can be one of the best moves that you make for your future. Getting professional help to understand your debts and assets, plan how and when to pay off debts, plan for investments and prepare for retirement can be a crucial step in financial health.
Financial advisors differ
Some financial advisors specifically concentrate on helping people through divorce situations.
These professionals may have a variety of degrees, certifications, training and memberships (such as Financial Advisor, Financial Planner, Securities Agent, Investment Advisor, CFP, CDFA, CIMA).
Your attorney may have a working relationship with one or more financial advisors and may be able to point you in the right direction.
We can help
We have been representing clients in divorce and family law since 1984 and our attorneys are experienced in different divorce situations. Fully bilingual English- Spanish lawyer and staff available to help.
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