“YOU EMPOWERED ME!!”
This is the greatest endorsement I have received from my divorcing clients.
My mission is to impart a level of understanding that nurtures individuals through the processes of terminating their marriages and helps them accept with confidence their lives as financially-independent persons. Perhaps my highest qualification in this field relates to my personal divorce experience. My former husband and I completely cooperated, nested, and continue to professionally work together post-divorce. My children, now adults, emerged with the least amount of damage possible from a traumatic event.
By education, I am an attorney. I have over 30 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries and have accordingly earned CLU, ChFC, and CLTC designations. I decided to obtain the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) degree so that I could help other divorcing couples seek an outcome similar to mine. In the final analysis, if you have children, they are a part of both of you. If you and your spouse have a war, your children will be the casualties.
A CDFA reviews and assimilates clients' financial data to help determine the short-term and long-term financial impacts of any proposed divorce settlement, in turn facilitating the achievement of a win-win outcome. A CDFA provides valuable information on divorce-related financial issues, such as dual-to-single household budgeting, income tax consequences, division of pension & defined contribution retirement plans, continued health coverage, and much more. The role of a CDFA is typically to assist the attorney(s), not to replace the attorney. Financial analysis is not part of the typical law school curriculum. So as a financial expert, our areas of expertise complement one another and our clients reap the benefits. Visit my website (www.FacilitatedDivorceSolutions.com) to learn more about the Collaborative process and other Alternate Dispute Resolution options available to those seeking a more enlightened approach to terminating their marriages.
I founded Facilitated Divorce Solutions, LLC in 2007 and have since helped over 100 divorcing couples or individuals. I proudly served as President of the Academy in 2014 and 2015.