February is the month of chocolates, sweethearts, flowers and romance, right? Not quite when you are going through a divorce. It can be painful to say the least. Bitterness, anger, jealousy, can all leap to the forefront of your mind.
In the midst of digging through the finances of divorce process, there are many times I find that very important details have been overlooked. These details often make a major difference in the final settlement. The assets / liabilities and income / expenses that I have seen written on the financial affidavits are rarely correct.
Why do you hire a professional to walk you through the divorce process? Why would I would ask a question like that? When going through the divorce process it is imperative that you not only hire the right professionals but you need to hire the professionals you trust and then let them do their job!
For some people, marriage is a tangle of dead vines. Wrapped up in that mess is a little green sprout of life. Working with clients that are going through a divorce is often like having to untangle and cut back the dead branches. Creating two viable finances from one is a delicate, complicated task.
It’s the New Year and you made it through the holidays. The gifts are all put away, the decorations are taken down and the kids are back to school. Now comes the difficult steps that you were contemplating before the holidays.
As it so often happens in life, things just don’t work out the way we plan on. We could spend hours, weeks, months or years planning for something in our lives and somewhere along that path there is a twist and turn along the way.