Compassionate Financial Guidance

Before, During & After Divorce.

 

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Our Mission

We value walking through the divorce process in a manner which is dignified, private and without catastrophic loss to a family’s finances. We have personally walked through divorce ourselves – some of us softly, and some of us in long, litigated battles. We get it. It is awful. Our mission is to help others in our community avoid the same mistakes we did and shine in the areas we shined in our divorces. Divorce is tough. Why make it tougher with costly and time-consuming mistakes? We use our experience and our professional knowledge to help our clients move from married to single in a softer, gentler, and more informed manner. We do this because we know how hard it is and we want to use our experiences to help others.

We understand one of the biggest issues in divorce is the financial part of it. Time and time again we hear divorce litigants state they are scared they will not have enough money to live after the divorce. This is a real fear, and we validate you! We can help you work through this difficult time. We can help you understand the marital estate, negotiate the best settlement for you and help you with after divorce cash flow needs and financial planning.

We have been there. We get it and we are here to help you! Schedule a complimentary phone consultation with us today to get started on your divorce financial planning.

FINANCIAL GUIDANCE BEFORE DIVORCE

Are you just in the beginning phase of the divorce process or even still contemplating it? Has your husband mentioned he is not happy and is starting to withdrawal? This can be daunting and scary. We understand!! Now is the time to start collecting as much information as you can. The more information you have – the more power you have. Gather anything you see in the home with a dollar sign on it – even if you do not know what it is. Scan it, save it, and keep gathering.

We have found rent houses, girlfriend BMW’s purchased by husbands, CD’s and other assets just by old tax forms laying around the house. If you do not know it exists, you cannot divide it. Gather as much as you can – even old information! Call us today to schedule a complimentary consultation to help you understand what to look for.

FINANCIAL GUIDANCE DURING DIVORCE

Now that you are in the midst of the divorce process the estate may be coming together so you can clearly understand what you have, and division options become more transparent. This part of the divorce process will dictate what type of lifestyle you will have in the future. The estate decisions are critical because there are no take backs in this. Once decisions are made and you have signed off on them, there is no going back. The estate divisions is one and done. It is critical to implement planning in this phase of the divorce.

Should you take a lump sum or spousal support payments? Should you fight for the retirement accounts or keep the house? Should you take the house? Are you going to be able to afford to live where you are now, or do you have to move? If you do not want to move how do you negotiate spousal support in Texas where it is not easy to receive in court? Do you need to work? What about taxes? Where will your health insurance come from and how much will it cost?

There are many decisions to be made during the negotiations phase with the financials and we can help you. In this phase we review the estate and give you options. With those options, we create post-divorce cash flows for you with different scenarios. We will also help you clarify where you want to go from here and help you build a vision for your future.

FINANCIAL GUIDANCE AFTER DIVORCE

As painful as this divorce may have been, you were given a “do over” button. You have a blank canvas in which to color your way, with your wants and your wishes and your needs. (And you also get the entire closet and never have to deal with him in the bathroom again. Bonus!) What do you want your life to look like? What would give you joy and happiness? If you have kids, how do you navigate being a single mom? What resources can you use to help you? We have personally dealt with these same questions and we can help you thrive as we have. We did it, so can you!!

Not only do you get a do over you have your own financial estate to begin to build. As financial advocates, this is where we can help you with a realistic plan for your future. We build cash flow systems, help with investments (through French Financial Group) and help you plan for your future. Whether you are dealing with an overwhelming stress of working again, now as a single mom or if you are living free from a bad marriage for the first time and enjoying it – we can help you plan for financial freedom and a bright future.

No matter which phase of divorce you are in – just starting, in the midst of it or wrapping it up – having a solid financial game plan is critical. Call us today for your complimentary consultation to get started.

What Our Clients Have Said

Heart “Denise has been a great resource for mediation only business valuation which can often be prohibitively expensive. I am thrilled to have a fantastic resource to refer to other professionals.”

Nancy Hetrick

What Our Clients Have Said

Heart “I’m so glad I met you and can’t thank you enough for all you’ve done for all of us. I appreciate you so much!.”

Sharon R.

What Our Clients Have Said

“You’ve done so much more than help me through my divorce. Thank you.”

Molly P.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Denise helped me with my finances after divorce. It was so comforting to have someone good walk me through this so I could get on with my life in peace.”

Tracy K.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Thank you for helping us walk through the mediation process. It was not fun but we were able to get through it quickly without spending a fortune.”

Chris C.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Denise helped me put it all together. I was overwhelmed with the different accounts and how to handle finances after. She helped me with all of this.”

Chris C.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Denise helped us walk through the mediation process. I’m so grateful we didn’t experience a long fight. We were married over 25 years. I’m glad we are not married and still friends. “

Patricia L.

What Our Clients Have Said

“This group is great for support and financial information when going through a divorce. They will help you analyze what you have and advise how to get where you want to be. I have been divorced for nearly five years and I still go to them with my financial needs. One of the best outcomes from being in a hard place was finding this group. “

Kerry M.

What Our Clients Have Said

“The staff at Divorce Strategies Group provide a service that is second to none. Divorce is a time of confusion, emotion, and uncertainty for all parties involved. Divorce Strategies takes the time to assist in moving from a process that can become entangled in placing blame as the primary focus and replaces that with a process that allows both parties to move forward with their lives in a productive manner. “

Michael A.

What Our Clients Have Said

“Divorce Strategies Group has been a Godsend through my divorce. Denise helped us with the division of assets and has assisted me with my financial situation after the divorce. Her knowledge of finance was invaluable in dealing with the division of retirement and pension plans. She was the mediator for us during that process of the divorce. She has been wonderful to work with and i highly recommend her for financial advice during and after the divorce process. “

Lana M.

What Our Clients Have Said

“The best decision I could have made during the most difficult point in my life. Divorce Strategies Group specializes in mediation agreements as opposed to the traditional divorce route where a judge decides what is fair. Denise is a neutral third party that helps you and your spouse negotiate a divorce settlement as opposed to fighting over who gets what. In my case, She took her time to get to know both myself and my ex husband. She looked at where we were financially and emotionally, then set to work on an agreement we could both be happy with. Not only was this process much less expensive, it was also better choice for our children. Although painful, we didn’t end our marriage hating each other because we were forced to fight it out in court. It’s unfortunate that anyone has to experience the trauma of divorce, but Denise certainly made the process more bearable. “

Melissa A.