The financial decisions through the divorce process can seem like an overwhelming endeavor filled with anxious, unprepared feelings. Addressing the issues in a thoughtful, organized and forward-looking manner can mean the difference between financial independence and future struggle; as once the divorce is finalized, many of the decisions are irrevocable.
Most of the women referred to us are strong and capable in the throes of divorce. This event has completely disrupted their world and undermined their sense of confidence. These women all share the same concerns:
Our goal is to support women through each challenging phase of divorce. By working with attorneys and other trusted professionals we create clarity, understanding and confidence in our client’s financial future….because the next chapter can be the BEST chapter!
Four Keys to a Successful Divorce
This is where I am today and I can manage it.
Divorce is one of the hardest things you will experience in life. The important first few steps in this process are to acknowledge it, recognize you can handle it, and to take responsibility for yourself and your future.
A successful next chapter begins with knowledge.
It is critical to educate yourself about the divorce process. Understand how the divorce process and family laws function in your state. Research what you can expect throughout the process. Gain clarity on your family’s finances, and most importantly organize it all appropriately.
Surrounding yourself with the right people is critical.
An attorney, financial advisor, therapist, mediator and alike all work for you. Interviewing these individuals, asking the right questions, and having the same values are all important aspects to making the divorce process as manageable and successful as possible. Recognize that each professional in the process has a role and allow each to address that role specifically.
Have a talk with yourself about what you truly want and need.
Knowing what you want from the divorce and from life after divorce is essentially setting goals. Be reasonable about what you want and more importantly about what you need. Once these goals and projections are set, it is much easier to gain clarity and emotional peace.