While marriage may be all about love, it has been said that divorce is all about money. I'm not sure that's always true, but what I do know is that during a divorce, there is an overwhelming amount of personal and financial decisions at a time when most people are already feeling depleted and overwhelmed.
My role as a CDFA® in the collaborative divorce process (as the "Financial Neutral") is to help both the clients and attorneys understand how the financial decisions made today will impact the clients financial future. The financial neutral identifies the short-term and long-term effects of dividing property, considers tax implications of the settlement decisions and assists the clients with all things financial. I'm often asked to help determine if one spouse can afford the marital home after the divorce and if not, to help bring a creative approach to outline additional options.