A CDFA is different than a financial planner, financial advisor, CPA or accountant. A Certified Divorce Planner is equipped and certified with all of the specialized tools for the divorce process, including divorce financial planning and asset protection strategies. As the second member of your team, your divorce financial planner will work hand in hand with your attorney to take care of the imperative financial implications of your divorce. These tasks can include preparing financial affidavits and projecting the financial implications of proposed settlements in the short term and long term.
When meeting with individuals who are contemplating going through a divorce it is important to discuss the potential team members that will soon enter the process as the divorce goes in motion. Aside from attorneys, another member of their team that I will discuss utilizing is a mediator.
Using a mediator, it is a smart alternative to litigation for BOTH parties. It will be less time consuming, less stressful, and at a reduced cost to both parties. As a neutral third party, a divorce mediator facilitates a comprehensive and amicable approach to your divorce. The mediator does not represent or advise either party. Mediation allows separating and divorcing couples to take control of planning their own lives and make good decisions about their future. Both voices are heard as each party crafts an agreement that works best for them and their family. The decision making process learned in mediation can serve as a model for future communications among the spouses.
A divorce mediator guides both parties to help identify and discuss the issues at hand. Options and potential solutions are presented by the mediator to the issues at hand and are then opened up to negotiations to each party. The open dialogue will result in decisions that are satisfactory to both individuals. Upon the conclusion of the sessions, an agreement will be drafted. This agreement will outline all mutually agreed upon topics. The agreement will then be submitted to the Court for approval, and once approved it is now a legally binding agreement.
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Divorce Mediation Services of Buffalo LLC. Is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or counsel. Each party has been encouraged to be fully advised by their respective counsel regarding the legal, financial, and practical effect of any agreement entered into.