Taking a collaborative approach to the divorce process can yield positive results. By including a financial specialist, who will work hand-in-hand with your attorney, you increase the likelihood that you will be fully informed and best positioned to reach a fair and financially equitable settlement.
A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst can help ensure you have a clear understanding of your post-divorce financial situation before you reach an agreement, and help you make choices to protect your short- and long-term financial well-being.
What are the five common mistakes a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst can help me avoid?
Accepting an equal 50/50 split when it is not a fair and equitable division of property
Keeping the house when you can’t afford it
Forgetting to take appropriate measures to guarantee alimony and/or child support payments
Using unrealistic assumptions when determining long-term financial needs
Failing to take into account how financial issues are interrelated and the tax implications
We understand that most couples do try to reach a mutually agreeable settlement. Unfortunately, what looks fair today may not be equitable over time. As a Financial Advisor with the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation, I can be your guide during the divorce process by explaining your options and leading you through the many difficult choices you will face.
Financial acumen is often missing from the divorce process
Empowerment comes from understanding the long-term results of your financial settlement from the start
Planning early is much easier than wishing you could change things later
About Amy Begnaud
Amy Begnaud is a Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) professional, Wealth Management Financial Advisor and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® at Janney Montgomery Scott. Having endured her own divorce in 2008, Amy not only understands firsthand just how stressful a divorce can be, she also feels compelled to help others navigate through the financial challenges a divorce can create. Uniformed and spontaneous decisions made today, can lead to financial burdens tomorrow. Amy’s goal is to enable clients and attorneys to potentially avoid the financial pitfalls of a divorce. Along with her father/partner/fellow CDFA®, Gary Begnaud, they are shining a spotlight on this under addressed, yet critical, wealth planning concern.
Amy lives in Moorestown, New Jersey with her three children; showing them the importance of helping others is essential to her as a mother.