It may be necessary for you to hire a financial expert to assist you as
you work through your divorce case. A divorce financial planner can work
hand-in-hand with your divorce attorney to make sure that you take care
of the important financial aspects of your separation from your spouse.
Normally, a financial planner will take care of any tasks that are beyond
the scope of your attorney's expertise. This can be anything from
preparing financial affidavits to projecting the financial and tax implications
of each divorce settlement option.
The best divorce financial planners have a Certified Divorce Financial
Analyst designation. Forbes suggests that you avoid hiring any financial
planner, CPA, or accountant to do this for you. You need someone who is
specialized in divorce and understands how divorce will change your financial
planning strategies or how this requires specific asset protection. A
divorce financial planner may also suggest that you hire a forensic accountant,
a valuation expert, and a real estate appraiser to help you in working
through your case. With these professionals on your side, you may be able
to arrive at a satisfactory property division and will know how to file
taxes or take care of other financial situations after the divorce is final.
Following the divorce, these professionals can help you to organize your
finances and work through any child support or spousal support arrangements.
At Claery & Green, we can take care of the legal side of your
divorce and let you know whether or not your situation calls for the need of a
divorce financial planner. You can trust us to give you reliable and sound
advice concerning your divorce and to work towards the goal of a sound
and solid separation. Don't hesitate to call us today to learn more!