When this happens to you, perhaps it is a complete surprise or maybe you suspected it might happen but thought your spouse was bluffing. Either way, you have now most likely entered into a panic mode. Here’s what you need to do now:
First, this is the time to gather a basic team that will address your legal, financial and emotional needs. Forming your team is a critical part of the process. This first step should help bring a little bit of equilibrium back into your life. Divorce Financial Planning, LLC has a list of “financial things to do – now”. Call or e-mail us to get started.
Because family complexities and financial resources vary considerably, some divorces require additional professionals to be added to the team. They may include, but are not limited to, forensic accountants, forensic computer specialists and private business appraisers as well as specialists whose role it is to protect children’s needs, both legal and emotional. Divorce Financial Planning, LLC has lists of various specialists in these categories that we can suggest.