What’s the tale-tell sign of a bad divorce?
It’s when friends, co-workers and onlookers can feel the burn because the divorcee rants, raves and revels in the headache and heartache of their nightmare breakup. And if you ask divorcing couples what led to their divorce-gone-wrong, I can guarantee most will say money issues sank their split. But it just doesn’t have to be that way…
Thank you for all the hard work you and your team put into helping us work out our finances and the settlement. Your skills and talents are most appreciated and admired.” — GY
As a divorce CPA, it’s my goal to help you divvy up the dollars and cents of your divorce. Through careful analysis, clearly-articulated goals, transparency and collaboration, I’ll help you prepare for your post-divorce lifestyle and preserve your future wants and needs.
In this section…
- What is a divorce CPA?
- Can’t my attorney just help with my financial questions?
- What does a divorce CPA do?
- How can I benefit from working with a divorce CPA?
- My most popular blog posts on divorce finance
I needed intelligent, highly trained, experienced, and rational financial consulting to enable me to make informed decisions about the divorce settlement. Tracy provided perfectly all the above requirements. Yes, she’s personable (she’s delightful!). But more than being a warm person who cares, she’s a thinking person who calculates. The future is inviting where it used to be frightening. Thanks, Tracy!” — SA
What is a divorce CPA?
Going through divorce can feel a lot like walking through the forest without a flashlight. Just when you feel like you’re going to dodge the trees, a big, old oak smacks you in the face. Now your confidence is shot, you’re disoriented and you have a knot on your forehead.
Chances are, you’ve never gone through divorce before. And even if you have, no two divorces are the same, trust me.
What’s the scariest aspect of divorce? The unknown. The thought of damaging the relationship with your children. The uncertainty of your post-divorce finances. It can all be scary – and all at once!
A divorce CPA can act as your bridge between the scary , unknown aspects of divorce and your hopes, dreams and aspirations on the other side. A good financial professional will help you understand the implications of big decisions in your divorce, keep you focused on your goals and help you dodge those mean oak trees lurking in the midst.
A divorce CPA is nothing short of a must-have as the financial guru for your divorce team. You may not think you need one, but believe me, there are countless people who live with regrets and horor stories because they didn’t have the financial support and transparency they needed to soundly manage the money in their divorce.
What does a divorce CPA do?
Divorce is intimidating. It’s a maze of uncertainties and unknowns. With so many important decisions throughout the process, having an ally, an advocate and an adviser to help you navigate the experience is always a plus.
A divorce CPA is the financial whiz kid on your divorce team. More than just a number cruncher, your divorce CPA will help you navigate the divorce process by doing the following:
- Make sure all of your property is included in the list of what you both own and owe (also called an inventory.)
- Understand what your cash flow will look like after divorce.
- Help you sort out your goals and expectations for life after divorce.
- Provide financial insight and literacy to help you have confidence to manage your finances once on your own.
Don’t get saddled with a divorce that leaves you broke, unhappy and filled with regret. I’ve heard way too many of those stories – they’re not pretty. Get the support, peace of mind and financial know-how when you work with a divorce CPA.
How can I benefit from working with a divorce CPA?
You’re probably thinking: Sure this divorce finance stuff sounds good, but how do I REALLY benefit by hiring another person to help with my divorce? Good question!
Listen, divorce isn’t cheap. It costs a little money to untie the knot… Especially if that knot has been tied a while – or if it’s one of those super complicated knots that you learn in the military or boy scouts. The point is: The longer you’ve been married and the more stuff you have, the greater the complexity.
Make an investment in your peace of mind and financial security by working with a divorce CPA. Doing so will greatly influence you making it through your divorce with a plan for your immediate needs and long-term financial stability. When you bring a financial professional onto your divorce team, you’ll benefit from:
- An honest, factual analysis of your finances and long-term outlook;
- A neutral fact-checker, sounding board and adviser throughout the divorce process;
- A wise voice on complex financial matters;
- Skilled insight on the effects of divorce on your money;
- A keen understanding of property division and creative solutions;
- A clear, easy-to-follow approach to sharing financial information and advice.
You need a confidant and problem solver to help you untangle the wild, wild web that is your divorce. A divorce CPA will help you answer the tough questions – and especially the ones you never even thought to ask.
Thank you again for your help. This has been a very difficult time. You helped make it a little easier. You are a credit to your profession and I feel fortunate in spite of the circumstances to have been able to work with you.” RV