It Takes a Village: Who to Consult During a Divorce?

Divorce means an endless number of things to think about, plus an endless supply of emotion to contend with at the same time. Everything you knew to be solid and secure is now uprooted and potentially at risk. Change is in the wind. Big change. That’s why it’s critical that you consult with the people who have the right skills to help you meet your goals and secure your future. Let’s run down the list of essential professionals to consult during a divorce.

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You are the most important person to consult during a divorce.

If the decision is made to divorce, you should make a divorce plan which involves setting achievable goals.

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The thing to remember during the divorce process, when emotions run high, is that the decisions concerning your assets and liabilities are business decisions. The decisions you make have to reflect the goals you have for yourself and your family. You can only make sound decisions when you are empowered with solid information. You have enough to worry about as you think about handling the “now” – your children, your job, your home. Surround yourself with trusted professionals who will listen, give you options, help you set your goals for the future, and work toward achieving those goals with you to bring you peace of mind. And, that includes choosing a lawyer who will help you navigate through this change in your life. Here, at Findling Law, our goal is to give you the support and guidance you need to achieve your new goals, without compromise.  If we need to rely on other specialists or experts, we will let you know.  I want to encourage your to speak with us before you spend your hard earned money and consult during divorce with unnecessary experts.

Accountant

There is no question that one of the most important matters to set straight at any time – especially during a divorce – is money. It is said to be the root of all evil, and it is also what makes the world go ‘round. And, a lot of what goes on in the process of divorce in one way or another is financial. Consulting with your accountant is an important step when considering divorce. Your accountant  may also be able assist in the valuation of assets such as a business.   Learn about the valuation of businesses here.

Be sure to learn about hiding assets in a divorce (spoiler alert: Don’t do it!) and how to prevent divorce fraud

Tax Advisor

Any change to a family can cause a taxable event, whether you realize it or not. That’s why it’s sometimes a good idea to ask your lawyer about divorce and taxes and rely on your tax adviser to take a look at your divorce plans and make sure that they give you the best options from a tax standpoint and to ensure that your with-holdings are set appropriately as you go forward. Distributions or changes in retirement accounts, sales of stocks, and changes in beneficiary designations are just some of the issues to discuss with your your lawyer and tax advisor. Paying attention to the small details can mean money in your pocket and a little less worry come April.

Financial Planner

Like a tax advisor, a financial planner can be an important figure for some in a divorce strategy. Meeting with a financial planner to make plans for both the near future and for the long term. You will want to talk about developing a post-divorce budget as well as a strategy for saving for retirement while meeting your expenses that may be new to you, like paying for a home with one income. Making sound investment decisions is key as you head down this new path. Take advantage of the expertise that financial planners have to make that path as smooth as possible.

Realtor

Deciding what to do with the matrimonial home – and potentially coming up with a new, post-divorce home – can be a daunting task at the best of times. Many Realtors specialize in the niche market of working with clients who are divorcing and so understand their particular needs and emotions. A Realtor can help you understand the real estate market in your community and provide you with a market assessment specific to your property.  If your property is mortgaged or you are under water, an experienced Realtor (and your Findling Law lawyer) may have creative solutions to help you move forward. Click here to learn more about who gets a house in a divorce.

Therapist

Since almost every divorce involves both legal and emotional issues a qualified therapist is often an important component in finding emotional happiness.  In fact, one of our goals here at Findling law is to free our clients of the burden of handling the legal aspects of the divorce and allow them to focus on their emotional needs.

About Findling Law

I have been exclusively practicing divorce and family law in Michigan since 19XX.  The attorneys at Findling Law all share the core value of practicing law to help people navigate change in their lives, without compromising principles.  We specialize in high socio-economic, high-profile and high-conflict cases, while also working with clients of all backgrounds. We recognize that the most important aspect of the practice of law is the application of the law to your specific circumstances. That is why we provide more free information on divorce and family law than any other Michigan law firm.

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