After the issue of child custody, the division of property during divorce is the most important – and most contentious – aspect of a divorce. It is important to take a thorough inventory of all jointly held assets and liabilities early in the process. If you and your divorcing spouse are able to work collaboratively, a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Anslyst) can act as a neutral third party to help create a complete picture of the financial situation during your marriage, and how it might look for each of you after you are divorced. If your situation involves litigation, Cathy will work alongside your legal team to form a strong financial case.
As a CDFA, Cathy is able to help her clients understand their short term and long term income needs, and plan for how they can use their current assets as the foundation for financial security. This process begins with taking a detailed look at each spouse’s current income and future earning capacity. Cathy then looks beyond account balances and determines how assets can be equitably divided with their current value, future value, cost of ownership, and tax implications in mind.