For many people, divorce is the largest transition of their lives.
Divorce is 40% emotional, 40% financial, and 20% legal, yet most people only consider hiring an attorney to guide them through the process.
The traditional process of each party hiring lawyers tends to be adversarial, and many people lose control over their decision-making and communication with their former partner.
The best-case scenario for divorcing parties is that it is amicable and both parties agree on the division of assets. Working with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) provides an objective viewpoint on an emotional situation.
Blue Skies Mediation provides couples with expert financial advice during a divorce. By beginning with a solid assessment of finances, much of the guesswork about “what is equitable” is taken out of the equation, which makes the next step of mediation much easier.
What is a CDFA™?
A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) helps couples achieve equitable divorce settlements using knowledge of taxation, asset distribution, and short- and long-term financial planning.
Through the process, Blue Skies communicates openly with both parties to understand their unique concerns and priorities and to ensure that each party will be “okay” in their financial future.
The legal issues involved in a divorce, such as child custody, division of assets, child support, visitation rights, parenting decisions, and spousal support, can be very complex. When these matters are discussed in a tense environment rife with animosity, divorce can become emotionally grueling, lengthy, and expensive.
At Blue Skies Mediation, we believe there’s a better way to work through your divorce. Our divorce mediation practice aims to facilitate a personalized and amicable resolution for all our clients. We aim to provide a space for you and your spouse to communicate effectively and work through your problems.
As a neutral party, our divorce mediator, Gail Nankervis, will help minimize anger and tension that can hinder the goals of the process. She will guide you and your spouse to respectfully discuss your concerns and collaborate to find solutions that meet the interests and needs of both parties as well as any children involved. As a certified divorce financial analyst, Gail will also use her knowledge of taxation, asset distribution, and short- and long-term financial planning to provide expert financial advice to help you achieve equitable financial settlements.