Finances are an integral part of the divorce process. Whether identifying your assets and debts or planning for the long-term future, figuring out what a fair settlement is can set you up for a stable financial future. But as some New Jersey residents discover as they go through their divorce, handling your finances during this time might need to involve financial professionals.
What assistance can financial professionals offer you?
As you go through the process of ending your marriage, there are many things that might be on your mind. The stress and preoccupation might make you overlook important financial details. However, consulting with some financial professionals can help you prevent this. Some of the assistance financial professionals can provide include:
- Identifying all your assets and debts, including hidden assets
- Figuring out your financial value and your real income
- Creating a plan for your divorce settlement
- Planning your financial future for 10 or 15 years later
What type of financial professionals might you want?
There are different types of financial professionals you might work with during your divorce depending on your financial situation. You might work with a certified public accountant who can evaluate the tax consequences of the financial decisions made during the divorce negotiations. You might also work with a certified financial planner or a certified divorce financial analyst, who can help you make a financial plan that encompasses both your present and your future and assists you with making choices during your negotiations that will protect the future. If you are a business owner, you could also seek the services of a business valuator or a certified value builder to protect and grow your business interests.
Financial professionals can be a strong addition to your divorce team. They can help protect your interests and strengthen your future.