Essential Experts to Utilize During Divorce.
Divorce is not just a legal process – it’s a multifaceted journey that touches upon many aspects of your life. Navigating this complex terrain requires more than just legal guidance; it calls for a well-rounded support network. At Kehoe Moneyhun Law LLC, we understand that assembling the right team of experts can make a significant difference in your divorce experience. In this blog, we’ll remind you of the key professionals who can provide invaluable assistance throughout your divorce journey.
Mediators are neutral professionals who facilitate communication between divorcing parties. Their goal is to help you reach mutually acceptable agreements on various issues, reducing conflict and legal costs. A mediator can be a mental health professional, attorney, or financial neutral. You can also have two or more mediators, with each one serving a specific role. At Kehoe Moneyhun Law LLC, we’re proud to offer exceptional mediation services, guiding you through this process with skill and sensitivity.
If children are involved, their emotional well-being is paramount. Child therapists or psychologists can provide support and guidance to help your children cope with the changes, ensuring their emotional needs are met during this transition.
Divorce Coaches and Co-Parenting
Emotions often run high during divorce, and a divorce coach can provide emotional support and guidance. They help you navigate the emotional challenges, make decisions aligned with your values, and maintain clear communication throughout the process.
If they are a coach working within the Collaborative Divorce process, they often will have a mental health background and can work with both you and your spouse. In that situation, they can help bridge gaps in your communication styles, work on your co-parenting relationship, and help you create a parenting plan tailored to your family. This often saves time, money, and stress since you are working with one professional to come up with a plan.
Divorce has significant financial implications. A financial neutral, often a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA), can assess financial scenarios, analyze assets, and propose settlement options. Their objective insights contribute to fair and informed financial decisions.
Divorce can have tax implications. A tax professional can help you understand the tax consequences of property division, dependency exemptions, and other financial aspects, allowing you to make informed decisions.
Real Estate Professionals
When marital property is involved, the expertise of a realtor can be indispensable. A real estate professional can help you navigate property appraisals, valuations, and sales. Their insights can be crucial in ensuring fair and equitable property division. With that said, real estate professionals also have widely varying degrees of knowledge with regard to divorce. You need to make sure that if you are relying on a professional’s advice that they understand what legal process you are in, where you are headed, and what your specific needs are. You also need to be crystal clear on whether they are providing advice to you, your spouse, or both of you.
Dividing assets and debts can impact your financial stability. A lending professional, such as a mortgage broker, can provide guidance on loan options, refinancing, and budgeting pre- and post- divorce. Their expertise can help you make informed financial decisions. For example, is it better for you to apply for a home loan before or after the divorce is final? Is a loan assumption an option for you or your spouse?
Updating your estate plan after divorce is essential to ensure your wishes are accurately reflected. An estate planning attorney can help you revise wills, trusts, and beneficiary designations to align with your new circumstances. At Kehoe Moneyhun Law LLC, we’re dedicated to assisting you with this crucial step, ensuring your estate plan is tailored to your post-divorce needs.
At Kehoe Moneyhun Law LLC, we believe in a holistic approach to divorce. We offer Collaborative Divorce options (where we work in a team model with some of the other professionals outlined in this article), mediation services, document drafting once you have come to a full agreement on the terms of your divorce, and we can help with estate planning. Our expertise extends beyond legal matters – we’re here to guide you in assembling a comprehensive team of professionals who can support you at every stage of your divorce journey. By collaborating with these experts, you’re empowered to make informed decisions that pave the way for a smoother transition into your new life. Of, if you do not need any of those resources and just need help with getting through the legal paperwork, we can also help there. Schedule a consultation today and we can help you figure out what you need.
Disclaimer: This informative blog is for general purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. For personalized guidance on divorce matters, consult with the knowledgeable team at Kehoe Moneyhun Law LLC.