Working with divorcing individuals and couples, attorneys and mediators, Dekker Divorce Financial Consulting focuses on divorce settlement planning, lifestyle analysis and tracings, to assist in achieving the most fair and financially equitable divorce settlement. Personalized spreadsheets and reports are provided along with a complete explanation and analysis to help the client understand the financial issues surrounding divorce: cash flow vs. assets, personal vs. marital property, tax issues, house and other real estate, retirement and pensions, and spousal maintenance. We encourage cooperation and collaboration in the interest of finding good solutions for all parties before they go to litigation; however, we recognize that this is not always possible. If you are facing litigation we will provide you with the solid analysis and supporting evidence you will need.
Meredith Dekker, ChFC®, CDFA®,ADFA™ has been assisting divorcing clients and their attorneys since 2006. Through her financial planning practice Meredith had encountered many clients who were struggling with sorting out their finances after divorce. She felt that there had to be a better way to get it right from the beginning. Through becoming a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Meredith has been able to assist her divorcing clients through the financial side of the divorce process and then help them find their feet again on a clear path to their financial future. Meredith’s aim is to help couples stay out of court and in control of their financial decisions through divorce and hen empower them to move forward with confidence.
In addition to her work as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® , Meredith has been an Investment Advisor Representative since 2002 and has earned the ChFC® Designation in 2018. This designation has been a mark of excellence for financial planners for almost thirty years and currently requires more courses than any other financial planning credential. The curriculum covers extensive education and application training in all aspects of financial planning, income taxation, investments, and estate and retirement planning.
Meredith owns her own financial planning firm, Dekker Financial Services, LLC, (www.dekkerfinancial.com)as well as Dekker Tax and Accounting, LLC, (www.dekkertaxandaccounting.com). Meredith provides fee-based wealth management services and comprehensive financial planning. For her clients, she personally coordinates a collaborative team of professionals consisting of accountants, attorneys, insurance professionals and other experts. She also has a special interest in working with small business owners and professionals to find solutions and uncover hidden financial opportunities.
Meredith is active in her community and past board member of the Phoenix Go Red for Women Campaign of the American Heart Association as well as the author of “The Fabric of a Story Teller”. Meredith is a professional speaker and helps entrepreneurs build their businesses through relationships. Meredith and her husband Greg have lived in Phoenix since 1993 and they enjoy spending time with their three children and grandchildren.