Divorce Planning

Divorce is often a complex matter, whether it’s a contentious or undisputed event. It can affect many aspects of your life, including your financial security. And where children are a part of the mix, financial security takes on a deeper meaning.

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®), John LeMieux’s goal is to help lessen concerns about the financial impact of divorce by first carefully analyzing your existing outlook and commitments. Then, advocating on your behalf, he works with legal counsel on the appropriate settlement that addresses both your short- and long-term needs. Making the right financial decisions about your divorce is crucial to settling differences and providing closure for you and your spouse.

Collaborative Divorce support option

If your situation requires that John works for just you and your attorney, he will be your strong partner. But he also can serve you and your spouse together, helping both of you to work collaboratively toward a mutual financial goal. In fact, John was instrumental in establishing the practice of “collaborative divorce” in Maine. Working in tandem with you, your spouse, and your attorney, John can provide a neutral view of your finances and recommend a plan to secure the best outcome that equitably suits the needs of both you and your spouse. 

 

John LeMieux on the Derry-Rundlett Show re Collaborative Divorce.  http://www.ctn5.org/shows/derry-rundlett-show/derry-rundlett-show-10544

As a Certified Divorce Financial AnalystTM (CDFA), John can help to provide insight into all the factors you might need to consider in a proposed divorce settlement, including:

  • Tax consequences
  • Division of pension plans
  • Continuation of health care coverage
  • Stock option elections
  • Long- and short-term financial needs

While a CDFA can help your attorney make financial sense of settlement proposals, The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA™) highly recommends that any person getting a divorce should seek legal counsel. A CDFA role is to assist, not replace the attorney.