Financial Divorce Expert

I am a unique financial divorce specialist! I devote 100% of my time to helping people prepare for divorce so they are organized, educated and focused.

Knowledge is critical when it comes to financial divorce negotiations and mediations.

That's where I can help.

I make confusion clear by providing clients with complete and accurate information about their personal financial situation. This enables them to understand their options and make smart decisions. I've been in the business of navigating this process for over 18 years.

Let's navigate this together.

WHAT I DO: Organize, Educate and Focus
I remove uncertainty and stress by calculating financial facts.
I guide clients through the financial issues of the divorce process.
I prepare reports of assets, debts, income, expenses and taxes.
I provide child and spousal support calculations to the client and their attorney.
I create reports showing future standard of living.
I analyze all assets including pensions, stock options, employer benefits and survivor benefits for pension plans.
I trace growth on separate contributions to assets.

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Divorce is neither an easy or short process. Although divorce is basically a three-step process, it takes times to wade through all the financial details and understand the potential cost and benefit of different settlement options.

Why, you may ask, am I discussing this? Because divorce is usually a negative event and most people want to get through it as quickly as possible. That is normal human behavior and to be expected. The divorce process is frustrating and sometimes brings out the bad side of the people going through it. Everyone has a sensitive issue, a “hot button” that when pushed causes a negative reaction...

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Viewing divorce like a business plan is not too far-fetched. Would you ever attempt to start a business without a plan? Without knowing who your customers would be or how much you would charge? While these questions may seem silly, especially to people who have started or are operating a business, any business person will tell you that making a detailed action plan is vital...

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If you have never gone through the divorce process, you have little real idea of what to expect.
You’ll read articles on the Internet, talk to friends and family and get a lot of info from those you know who are already divorced. However, articles, friends, family and the experiences of others probably will not hold true in your case. Divorce is different for everyone because circumstances are different. That’s one reason not to place too much credence on what other people tell you...

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR... You just might get it!

The old saying “look before you leap” especially applies in divorce. Make sure that what you want now will be what you will need in five years and beyond.
About 5 years ago, I met with a husband and wife going through divorce. Todd and Judy had been married for 28 years and, during 18 of those years Tom had been having an affair. Judy felt betrayed and angry. During our first meeting Judy declared, “I am getting $3,000 per month in alimony and will go to court to get it.” She even banged her hand on the table as she said this...

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If you, or someone you care about, are going through the divorce process, knowing what NOT to do can be a big help. Throughout my years as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, I have worked with many clients. And, the least expensive and emotionally painful divorces were the ones in both people used common sense and avoided the following seven critical mistakes.

Making educated decisions removes much of the negative emotion from the divorce process. Knowing your legal rights, current and projected financial situations, and how a divorce settlement will affect you five, ten, or twenty years from now, will help you make better decisions now and build a more secure future...

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Jim already spent $90,000 for attorney fees and, while he did have a lot of paperwork, he had no settlement agreement. Jim was an Army Colonel who had commanded hundreds of people but, Jim could not control his own divorce. Right from the beginning, Jim’s wife retained an attorney, who had Jim served with the divorce papers. Then, Jim retained an attorney to learn his legal rights and very soon things spiraled out of control. Even though Jim had provided all the requested financial documents, his wife’s attorney started the discovery process which added $12,000 in legal fees to both attorneys’ bills...

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There's some good news regarding taxes and divorce. The two hardly seem compatible, but the IRS sees the division of assets in a divorce as a “transfer” of assets and not a sale. No sale of assets = no taxable gains – for the time being...

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The Dollars and Common Sense of Divorce... Is It Fair?

I want you to meet two people, Kate and Kenneth. Kate is 46, Kenneth is 52 and they have been married for 18 years. They have two sons, ages 11 and 7. Kate is a school teacher and brings home $21,600 per year and Kenneth brings home $132,000 in his job as an engineer. They have a home, investments, a 401-k and a business that Kenneth owns and operates. Their assets are: home equity of $180,000, mutual funds worth $92,000, 401-k account of $212,000 and Kenneth’s business with a value of $180,000...

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Pre-Divorce Education: Why Divorce Gets Dirty and How To Avoid The Mud

Getting divorced is a huge life event, ranking up there with death and major illness. Why you get divorced usually isn’t as important as how you get divorced. There are alternatives to “slugging it out in court.” Joan Coullahan, a Certified Financial Divorce Specialist, helps couples and individuals avoid the dirt by offering educational seminars and focusing clients on the financial facts, which removes much of the negative emotion from the process.

Education is always the best preparation for any event you haven’t experienced before and divorce usually falls into that category...

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