Can I make it on my own? When pondering divorce, this question always seems to be a tough one. You know your marriage is no longer working. You want to provide positive and healthy examples for your children of how to live a good life and get along with your spouse. But you feel trapped, and you do not know if you can make it on your own financially.
Not knowing what the outcome will be, can be scary. The main thing is to not stop at the unknown. Yes, you don’t know. So, go find out. This is where a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® practitioner, or CDFA®, comes in. We can help you figure out if you can make it on your own. And if you can’t, we’ll help put together a rehabilitation plan so that you can get to a point where you can.
I’ve seen this fear in clients from all walks of life; a homemaker that doesn’t feel like she can make enough money to continue living a certain lifestyle, a spouse that in their current job makes a fraction of what their spouse makes, a couple where they earn similar amounts, but their finances are tied up in the home and retirement accounts, a primary provider who doesn’t feel like they make enough to also support their non-working spouse indefinitely. But have no fear, we can help you come up with the right plan for you.
A CDFA® professional will look at your income and assets and be able to craft a settlement that can take each of those scenarios into account. Do you need two years where maintenance is a little more, to get training for a better paying job? Would it help with a home purchase to be able to access a portion of your retirement accounts penalty free? Will you still be able to save towards your retirement and future if you are paying spousal maintenance? We can provide you with knowledgeable answers to these questions to take out the guesswork and give you a 20 year look at your financial future.
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Just like therapy, you may need a little coaching or help to figure out how to work with a new budget. But you can craft a future with financial goals that will help you make it on your own. The answer is out there. The first step is finding a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional to look at your assets and help you devise a plan to make it possible.
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At Smarter Divorce Solutions, we help you with creative solutions and sound financial decisions surrounding the dissolution of your marriage, because we know that in the end you will still be part of the same family. Happy Anniversary to those that made it, and a kinder, gentler and more affordable divorce to those that didn’t.