My wife wants a divorce, and I don't. We are supposed to start seeing a counselor soon, but she says she doesn't want to fix the marriage.
At what point should I get a lawyer?
Bill Lako, Principal Managing Director of Henssler Financial, discusses the importance of financial advising in divorce with DadsDivorce.com editor Matt Allen.
Lako describes how a certified divorce financial analyst (CDFA) can help individuals involved in the divorce process protect assets, sort out complicated tax and financial matters and come up with an equitable situation.
CDFA's often make sure that their clients are thinking clearly and can come up with a long-term plan for financial planning. Lako also mentions that a CPA can be hired in the divorce process to help look at tax matters and financial matters in the moment.
My wife has hired a divorce lawyer and wants me to come with her to the initial consultation, I believe in case we want the lawyer to represent both of us to save money.
Is it a good idea to accompany her to an initial consultation with a divorce lawyer? Can we share the same divorce attorney?
By Matt Allen
The choice of an attorney is an important decision, and knowing which divorce questions to ask is the quickest way toward understanding whether the lawyer you are speaking with is the right one for you.
Divorced dads obviously want someone they can trust and confide in, but many fathers fail to ask important questions that would give them a better understanding of why they should hire a particular lawyer or firm.
According to the divorce lawyers of Cordell & Cordell, here is just a sampling of divorce questions to ask they think every prospective client should have in mind:
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