Going through a divorce can be difficult in even the best of circumstances. At Alternate Divorce Solutions, we understand and are here to support you through this period in your life.
When your spouse asks for a divorce, you may already be behind in the divorce process compared to your spouse. Perhaps your spouse has been thinking about the property settlement, child custody and spousal support. Your spouse may already have an attorney.
Your first move may be to tell a close friend or family member. You may be looking for someone who will listen to your side of the story and offer support and advice.
You need a team to help you with the overwhelming complexities of a divorce. You may not understand all the legal or financial terms, your emotions may be high, and you may find that people you thought you could count on are no longer available to listen. You may want to see an attorney because you may feel that you’re at risk to lose everything and you may not know what to do.
Then the financial questions will start: How much do you earn? How much do you spend? Do you have retirement savings or an investment portfolio? If you’re concerned about your financial future, I highly recommend you talk to an experienced financial advisor who specializes in divorce-related issues.
You may be asked to back up your claims with factual evidence. You will be asked to start making choices that could affect your finances for the rest of your life. Many people facing divorce put off making decisions because they are afraid of the outcome. They aren’t sure what choosing “A” rather than “B” will mean to their financial future. Do you want to accept the proposed settlement? This can lead to an inability to make any decision at all. Putting things off may be your strategy right now. But it won’t work forever. It could lead to higher legal costs and more frustration.
At Alternative Divorce Solutions, we can serve as a Financial Neutral and support you as a couple to find an agreement that works for your family. We can also work with you individually. As your personal Financial Advocate, we will examine and analyze your financial situation and provide your attorney with information so they can negotiate or litigate from a position of strength. We can help you get everything organized, document your side of the story, and provide you with financial projections for a variety of scenarios to find one that best fits your needs.
To help secure your financial future after divorce, contact our office and request a complimentary initial consultation.