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Financial Review and Preparation

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Preparing Your Financial Future

Our team will complete a full financial review and preparation plan to develop your proposed financial ask, so you can enter into the negotiation process with clarity, confidence and understanding. This work is essential to saving you time, money and emotional energy, as you begin to work with your attorney.

Refinancing a home without paying extra fees, filing your taxes, adjusting child support, and other financial considerations can feel overwhelming when you begin your divorce. Our team has the experience to help you weigh your options and move forward with confidence. Having a plan ahead of time and taking the time to understand it is the key to protecting your financial future

Financial Review and Preparation

We work closely with you to ensure that you are prepared to ask for what you want and need during the dissolution process. Depending on complexity, we may recommend outside experts and professionals to help you understand any tax implications or other complexities that may be a part of your case. This is vital to ensuring that you have a sound and equitable financial ask that will support your needs now and into the future.

Financial Asset / Debt Division

Refinancing a home without paying extra fees, filing your taxes, adjusting child support, and other financial considerations can feel overwhelming when you begin your divorce. Our team has the experience to help you weigh your options and move forward with confidence.

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®  (CDFA® ) Review

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst has the training, experience and certification required to be a financial expert in divorce. Although our team prepares the financial proposals, we often partner with a CDFA® to provide clients with final review services to review asset allocations with an eye to potential tax liability and future growth. Working with a CDFA® can help clients avoid long term financial pitfalls related to a separation agreement.  A CDFA can help with:

  • Marital property
  • Division of assets
  • Analysis and negotiation of the divorce settlement
  • Housing
  • Debts
  • Financial planning going forward
  • Alimony (also known as Maintenance)
  • Child Support
  • Tax implications
  • Retirement accounts
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Much more…

Community Property

Washington is a community property state, but commissioners may access separate property to make an equitable division in a divorce. We can help you sort your financial picture and find a fair settlement. Community property is anything you bought or earned together while you were married. This includes your home, your salaries (even if you kept your money separate), your retirement accounts, and any stock plans or other benefits from your employer.

Will your house need to be refinanced? Or do you prefer to sell and share the proceeds? Our team can help you project your new financial picture into the future, to maintain security during your family’s transition.

Child Support

Child support calculations need to account for your current financial situation and also allow your family to grow. It’s hard when families are trying to set up two households with the same income that supported one household before the divorce or separation. We can show you how to give your family flexibility and security.

Let us help you!

If you need help, please feel free to contact us. We will get back to you within one business day. If you prefer to talk, please feel free to call us.
Call : 425.329.6579

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Our Mission Statement
Walking You Through Divorce

Our Process

1. Complimentary Consultation

Want to know more about who we are and what we do? We offer a complimentary consultation session to prospective clients so that we can get to know you and the particulars of your situation and you can get to know us and how we work.

2. Customized Proposal

Based on the information gathered in this preliminary meeting we will draft a proposal of services with flat free pricing for your review. The flat fee covers all of our services and will never change unless the scope of our project drastically changes.

3. Strategy Session

Our work together begins with an initial intake meeting where we gather all necessary information needed to begin developing your divorce strategy. We take the time to understand your needs, your concerns, goals, and the unique factors of your case. 

4. Support Sessions

Our process includes one on one support sessions to help you transition through the process. During these sessions, we help you to identify your ideal outcome and determine your key goals for moving forward into the future. Sessions are designed to keep you focused on those goals and the steps and mindset needed to achieve those goals. As emotions run high and stress levels rise, our coach can offer tools and exercises to help process negative emotions and stay calm and focused throughout. 

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5. Developing Your Strategy and Support Documents

As we work with you to prepare you for the legal process, we guide you in gathering all necessary documentation. During this phase our team is working both with you and behind the scenes to develop your individual strategy and draft the necessary documents for your attorney.

6. Transitioning You to Your Legal Team

When you are ready to proceed legally, we will refer you to, or assist you in seeking out, an attorney or mediator that is appropriate for your case. We have a carefully curated list of attorneys who we are very happy to recommend. Our Family Court Specialist will prepare you for the legal process and will attend your first attorney meeting to ensure that information is communicated efficiently.

Personalized Strategy

We recognize that each divorce is different and carefully plan a custom strategy that is right for you and your situation, no matter what stage you are.

Confidential

Our work together is sensitive, discreet and confidential, while we provide a customized, non-judgmental safe-haven keeping you focused and on task.

Save Time and Money

Our experience, wisdom, and compassionate leadership streamline and supports you through this painful process saving you time and money.

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