Specializing in Clients Who Divorce

Ann Wilson, Carol
October 1996
Journal of Financial Planning;Oct96, Vol. 9 Issue 5, p86
Academic Journal
In this article the author gives his opinion on financial planning to people at the verge of getting divorced. The author says that people come to him seeking financial plan during the time of there divorce, which led him to begin researching the legal and financial aspects of divorce. In 1986, with the help of a computer programmer the author developed a spreadsheet software program. By inputting the numbers of several divorce cases that he was familiar with, he began to see the cause. In the traditional marriage the disparity in earning makes all the difference. The author's financial planning practice evolved into working mostly with clients going through divorce, who came to him almost entirely on a referral basis. Colorado attorneys were hearing about his ability to testify in court as an expert witness. He helped them get more equitable settlements for their clients. The reports generated from his software showed how different settlements would affect each client for the rest of their lives.


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