The evidence from this Lifestyle Analysis, along with the husband’s failure to disclose all the assets, gave Ms. Chawla the upper hand in the litigation, and the case was settled with the wife receiving almost 60 percent of the marital assets, including the “missing” $3 million.
Clearly, divorce attorneys welcome the expertise and support of a divorce financial planning expert when it comes to the daunting task of conducting a Lifestyle Analysis or providing complex financial projections that justify their client’s position at the negotiating table or in court. So, make no mistake about it. The combination of a divorce financial planning expert and a carefully prepared Lifestyle Analysis represent a potent antidote to the stressful emotions and confusion often surrounding the divorce process.
Jeffrey A. Landers, CDFA™ is a Divorce Financial Strategist™ and the founder of Bedrock Divorce Advisors, LLC (http://www.BedrockDivorce.com) a firm which exclusively advises affluent women throughout the United States before, during and after divorce. He assists women and their divorce attorneys with deciding on the most advantageous way to divide marital assets and enable them to negotiate more favorable settlements, especially when there are complicated financial and tax issues.Jeff also advises happily married women who have seen their friends blindsided by a divorce initiated by their husbands and wonder (wisely) how financially vulnerable they’d be in that situation. Jeff developed the nation’s first Just in Case(TM): Secure Your Financial Future,a one-hour program, which quickly shows married women how to be prepared in the event of a future divorce with immediate, practical steps. He can be reached at Landers@BedrockDivorce.com.
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