If you’ve decided to go through with a divorce, you might think it’s just a matter of signing some paperwork, moving out of the marital home and getting on with your life. While it would certainly be nice if things were that easy, this usually isn’t the case.
Because your finances are interwoven with your spouse’s finances, it can take months or even years to hammer out all of the necessary details. Add emotional baggage into the mix, and you’ve got a recipe for headaches. Here at Hoffman Divorce Strategies, our goal is to help you navigate this challenging process. We do this in three ways:
Explain how finances and divorce are intertwined. Any finances that you’ve shared through the course of your marriage must now be divided. This includes property like your home and cars, as well as debt that’s been acquired through credit cards, student loans or a mortgage. Hammering out who is responsible for what is the first step in ensuring the marriage ends on sound financial terms.
Work with clients and their attorneys to forecast financial aspects of their divorce. Once a divorce is finalized, there’s no going back and doing things over. That’s why it’s so important that you know what to expect in the future. Our compassionate financial experts will take a comprehensive look at you and your ex’s financial situation and determine what you can likely expect in the months and years ahead.
Breakdown common misconceptions and misinformation. Oftentimes we meet with clients who assume their lifestyle will remain unchanged following a divorce. Sadly, this usually isn’t the case. With our team at your side, you can feel confident knowing how your finances will change and what steps you can take in order to still cover your bills and other necessary expenses.
To be clear, we are not divorce attorneys, but we can work with you and your legal team to ensure your post-divorce future is bright and financially sound. Call us today at (985) 674-1120 to learn more!