Bryan/College Station couples in divorce who stay out of court can get ahead financially by choosing the collaborative law divorce process. Unlike all the other divorce processes, collaborative law divorce provides a neutral financial advisor who has particular experience in helping couples move from we to me. You can save divorce costs and have a new financial plan that gets you going in your new life.
Divorce is one of the most stressful transitions you can face. Most individuals just want out, no matter what the cost. Unfortunately, without divorce financial advice, the cost can be very steep indeed. It can include decades of fighting in court and difficultly making ends meet. The usual financial planning structure does not work in divorce.
Your financial considerations hinge on the fact that you are moving from a couple to a couple of individuals. You and your spouse may have always differed in your financial planning opinions, but you had to compromise in some way during your marriage. After the divorce, each of you can make your own choices. This transition in planning is unique to divorce.
In a Bryan/College Station collaborative law divorce, you work with a team of experts trained by the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas. This includes attorneys for both sides, a neutral CPA/financial planner and a neutral divorce coach/child specialist. The neutral CPA develops a plan for splitting your property and is prohibited from taking either of you as a client after the divorce.
In mediation, you usually only have your attorney to advise you, missing the financial expertise of the collaborative law process. If a financial planner is engaged for a mediated divorce, that person can accept either party as a client after the divorce. This is a financial risk to you if your spouse promises to be a paying client after the divorce. Only the collaborative process ensures the protections of a truly neutral financial advisor.
I have worked on about 100 collaborative law divorces. If you would like my advice on which collaborative law attorneys to interview, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.