People often ask why they should hire Mitchell Hayes (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™) and an attorney.  Divorce is a very stressful time.  It may be helpful to have a therapist or counselor to help you with your emotional needs.  Allowing a therapist to help you with the emotional aspects will help you to treat the other aspects of divorce as a business negotiation.  Approaching the divorce from a business perspective will facilitate a divorce settlement that financially protects you now and well into the future.  In business, different professionals provide different services.  Consider yourself the Chief Executive Officer of your life.  As the Chief Executive Officer, you want to surround yourself with the right team to have the best possible outcome.  You absolutely need to have an attorney and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™).     Attorneys are legal experts that can help you navigate the legal system and help you either negotiate or litigate your case. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) is a financial expert trained to help you through the division of marital assets and develop a financial plan for your future to include:

  • Preparation of your financial affidavit
  • Calculating child support
  • Real Estate to include your marital home, vacation home, and/or rental properties
  • Cash and Investments
  • Debts
  • 401K’s and IRA’s
  • Pension Plans
  • Stock Options
  • Social Security
  • Spousal Support
  • Life Insurance
  • Marital and Separate Property
  • Family Owned Businesses
  • Tax Implications of Proposed Settlement Options

Using a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) as part of your divorce team ensures that you have an expert that can help you to understand the financial settlement options and the impact those options will have on your current financial situation as well as your financial position twenty years into the future. Empowered with this information you and your attorney can work to achieve an equitable settlement that will be best for you and your spouse both now and in the future. You will also have a clear financial plan to start your new life.

Give Mitchell Hayes a call to see how we can help you through the financial aspects of your divorce process and develop a plan for your financial future 404-870-9040.