Separation Coach

A community blog to help people going through break ups, separation or divorce.

Separation Coach - A community blog to help people going through break ups, separation or divorce.

DIVORCE: Hiring The Most Expensive Lawyer

I was reading a blog this morning about Hiding Assets During Divorce. Yes a little light reading to start my day haha. As a mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst I’m always looking to gain more knowledge that will help my clients. I wouldn’t say that the issue of hidden assets comes up a lot, but it does come up.

I’m writing this blog because I was disturbed by a statement that this US lawyer made during the interview, not because I want to update you on my reading list.

“…hire the best lawyer you can afford.”

Strategy during divorce is very important, especially when it comes to financial decisions.

Strategy during divorce is very important, especially when it comes to financial decisions.

Is that really what divorce has come to? If you don’t have money you are at risk of not being properly serviced by a less expensive lawyer?

As with any profession there are good and bad lawyers at multiple price points, fair enough. Is cost really equal to the best though? I think we can safely say that is not always the case.

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Getting GOOD Advice During Separation Or Divorce

How Important Is Getting GOOD advice during Separation or Divorce? I think the answer is obvious – it is critically important. The real question however should be what is GOOD advice?

divorce advice GOOD advice should help you navigate the      minefield that is created by divorce. A minefield of emotional, financial, legal and practical decisions that must be made. GOOD advice will help you move forward, it will help you stay focused and it will be realistic and logical. What it won’t be is based on emotion.

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Divorce And Your Finances

If people aren’t fighting about their kids during separation and divorce they are fighting about finances. The worst cases are fighting about both.

I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it. It’s important to make informed decisions during your separation.

You need a divorce team; not just a lawyer, to ensure that you have all of the information that you need to make good decisions. Decisions that you are not going to regretContinue reading

On My Own – After Divorce

Here’s a blog post that a friend of mine wrote called “On My Own” http://www.suddenlyincharge.ca/stories/on-my-own/

 

“A major thing that I have found both tough and rewarding is being a single Dad. “

It is amazing how many things are new and exciting to you after separation. You need to be open to saying yes to those opportunities and accepting those challenges thought…YES that is the hard part :-) Continue reading