New York divorces are difficult in many ways. Besides the life changes that you must get used to, you must also navigate a financial minefield for which it is very difficult to plan. Your new reality likely includes a different financial situation than you lived with in the past. This is where a certified divorce financial analyst can be of help.
There are many different scenarios that you could face after a divorce and not all of them are apparent at the time the agreement is signed. As a result, you may be unaware of what is waiting for you after the divorce. A divorce planner can help you understand the different scenarios in a way that can allow you to begin to plan for them when negotiating the divorce agreement. Then, you can be covered as well as possible many contingencies. Many people only begin to realize their financial situation after everything has been signed and it is too late to do anything about it.
The divorce planner is another level of expertise that can not only give peace of mind but can also help you avoid some of the pitfalls of divorce. They may advise you of both the short and long-term ramifications of the divorce. The planner can also ensure that you take the many steps necessary to accommodate the divorce such as changing beneficiaries on accounts when required. They are helpful at any stage of the divorce process.
What you learn from a divorce planner can be useful in a high asset divorce. You could then take what you learn and use it to work with your family law attorney to help negotiate a divorce agreement that would leave you in a better financial position than you otherwise would have been. If there is no agreement possible, your attorney may represent you in court as you seek the best possible division of the marital estate and support arrangements going forward.