The Financial Pie Slice


Have you ever played trivial pursuit and noticed that most people are good at getting certain segments?

Imagine a divorce process divided into a trivial pursuit pie with different colored wedges representing different parts of the process.  Instead of Pink representing Entertainment it could represent the separation of family.  The blue pie wedge could represent the emotional ramifications of divorce.  The green pie slice can pertain to the financial challenges of divorce.  Much like a jock will excel with the sports questions and a teenager will ace the pop culture questions, a CDFA is the financial pie expert. Every professional in the divorce process has a role that directly correlates to his or her strengths. A CDFA’s job and strength is to look at the financial aspects of a divorce: how to equitably divide assets, what is the long term estimated cash flow, how can debt be addressed in a way that makes sense for both parties?  These large financial questions are important but can be broken down into many more potentially daunting financial issues.  Often one spouse is more of a pink or blue pie slice and the intricacies of finances cause his or her eyes to glaze over.  If finances are not your natural strength these important discussions and numbers can become quickly overwhelming.  At Dekker Divorce Financial Consulting our job is to not only help you navigate through your finances but to understand them and what they mean to your financial future.  Whether you are the head of household that always handles the finances or you’ve never looked at a bank statement, we want to not only guide you through the process but educate you as well so that moving forward you are empowered in your financial future.  Having the proper professionals tackle the appropriate pieces in the divorce process can help ease the hardship of an inherently difficult process.  If you are considering a divorce or are already in the process of separating and need help, please give us a call.  We would be honored to assist you.

About the Author

Meredith Dekker

Meredith Dekker, with Dekker Divorce Financial Consulting, is a certified divorce financial analyst in Arizona helping you navigate the divorce process to find a clear path to your financial future.

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