Why work with a divorce CPA?
Divorce isn’t like riding a bicycle — it’s unfamiliar, unintuitive and unforgiving.
No, most would say it’s more like doing cartwheels on a tightrope. You’re expected to manage the legal process, while simultaneously keeping your finances and emotions in check.
In divorce, you seek out a dynamite attorney to help you untangle the legal complexities of dissolving your marriage. You want their expertise and experience at your side to understand the legal ramifications of decisions to be made along the way. And while they’ll know a bit about money matters and how to address your unique financial needs, a divorce CPA is positioned to help you reach your goals — without even batting an eye or breaking a sweat.
In divorce, you don’t know what you don’t know.
Divorce is a steady supply of questions to answer. “How will I…?”, “Who gets the…?” and “What should I…?” are on repeat as you go through the process.
But since most of us aren’t frequent flyers to the divorce process, it’s more often than not you don’t even know what questions you should be asking. These unknowns are often the difference between keeping your immediate and future plans in tact — or becoming the bitter divorcee who bemoans their nightmarish divorce in great detail to anyone who will lend an ear. Don’t let yourself become this, your tomorrows are just too important for that.
But when you work with a divorce CPA, not only do you have someone at your side who’s familiar with the divorce process, you have a financial professional who knows keenly the questions you must answer to successfully reach your desired outcomes. Your divorce CPA will pose necessary questions for you to answer, but will also equip you with questions to discuss with your spouse and other divorce professionals as well. In doing so, you get a fuller picture of your divorce, there’s greater transparency and collaboration, and no stone is left unturned.
Post-divorce without regrets.
I’ve lost count of the number of people who’ve sat in my office, mired in deep regrets about a mistake (or several) they made in a recent divorce. Money is (almost) always at the root of these regrets.
They didn’t know what they didn’t know, they didn’t have the right divorce pros at their side and they didn’t get what they needed for life after the divorce. There’s no reason to live entrenched in regret. It’s defeating, it’s suffocating and it will turn you bitter and sour for years and years to come. You can avoid this.
With a divorce CPA on your team, you’ll have better feedback and data on your needs, the options available and how to get what you need as you and your spouse part ways.
What should I look for when choosing a divorce CPA?
The key to finding a great divorce CPA is all about their credentials and network. Have they gone through the right training and are they connected to other reputable divorce pros?
For credentials, look for a divorce CPA who has been collaboratively-trained. You may not necessarily be pursuing a collaborative divorce, but you want a divorce professional who can peacefully navigate and negotiate your needs, much like they would in a collaborative divorce. (Hint hint: Take a look at the logos for my credentials below… You’ll want to see these displayed on your divorce CPA’s website and informational materials.)
A good divorce CPA cares about how you’re using their insight. They value their role in the divorce process and the part they play in supporting your other divorce pros. You can tell a lot about a divorce CPA by the types of other divorce pros and other financial services and providers they share with you. If what they pass along is reputable and aligns with who you are, there’s a good bet you’ve found the right divorce CPA for you.
Can we talk?
You may be considering divorce, shopping the idea or caught in the crosshairs — and that’s how you ended up here. In any event, I want to help you in whatever ways I can!
In the short form below, tell me a bit more about yourself, your divorce and how I can best support you. I’ll make sure to touch base with you to connect any dots or answer any questions you might have. (If you’d rather, you can always call me at (979) 324-8179 if you’d prefer to talk via phone.)
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