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We know divorce can be a very expensive process. That’s why we’ve created several options, including fixed-fee packages or an hourly rate, to meet the needs of your unique situation. Contact our office for details

Yes. Mediation is where the decisions are made; it’s the most critical point at which to have the correct financial information. I am happy to be by your side.

No. We offer post-divorce transition services to assist you in getting your assets transferred into your name. We also offer wealth-management services to make sure you have a plan for your long-term financial security. Our goal is to be there for you for the rest of your life.

Spousal maintenance (alimony) and child support are both critical parts of your settlement. While there are child-support guidelines in Arizona, there are also deviations from the child support guidelines that should be considered in order to protect your children’s lifestyle. We can help.

Absolutely! Our divorce financial services are just the first step in helping you to secure your financial future. We are also there to help you after the divorce is final by helping you to create a plan to support your long-term financial success.

Your attorney is a legal expert—not a tax or financial expert. The attorneys we work with understand that we add to their value and help them shine with their clients by obtaining a superior result. We work with your attorney in a supporting role to allow them to focus their time and energy on their area of expertise. Our role is to help them advise you by having the best information about the financial impact of the divorce.

Yes. (You can read my whole story here.) And because I have been divorced, I understand firsthand many of the emotions and issues you are dealing with—AND I also know from my own experience and from working with my clients that there is a way for you to have a happy and secure future—even if you didn’t want the divorce.

Of course! This is where we are experts. And we know how to explain the numbers in a way that is understandable and not overwhelming.

Yes. We can work remotely, in person, or by phone—whatever you prefer.

As a CPA, I believe that tax planning is critical to wealth management. As such, we include tax-preparation services at NO extra charge for our wealth-management clients at the Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels.

It is not unusual for husbands to be the primary handlers of taxes, investment strategies, and other items. We are experts at examining bank statements, investment records, tax returns, and credit reports to uncover any hidden or undisclosed assets.

Yes. Budgeting is a critical part of the divorce process—and even more important post-divorce. As part of our wealth-management services, we will work with you to create and follow a spending plan that will help you to achieve financial security.

Social Security benefits is a complex area, with many special rules for divorced spouses. Fortunately, we’re experts at this. We will advise you on what strategy makes the most sense for your situation.

We will use forensic accounting to uncover hidden accounts and transfers to outside accounts. We analyze the transactions on all of your financial account statements and business books to determine whether any funds have been redirected.

If the pension was earned during the marriage, you are entitled to your share. Pensions are a complicated asset in divorce. They can be split either as an asset with a lump-sum buyout (one big check) or a future income stream (e.g., smaller monthly checks for life). Both approaches have benefits and drawbacks. We will advise you based on your unique situation and help you make the best decision.

Many women choose (or need) to get back into the workforce after divorce, while others don’t. Some decide to go back to school first. This decision is based on a number of factors, including your unique financial situation, age, spousal maintenance, etc. We will work through these with you to find the best solution for you.

Divorce is one of the most emotionally difficult life experiences. I know firsthand. It is a grieving process, and everyone moves through it differently. We are here to help you in a gentle, caring way. And I promise that there is joy for you in the future!

Yes. Stock options can be very complicated and there are various ways to divide them in divorce. We will prepare the valuation and advise you regarding what you can expect to receive.

Absolutely! Settling your divorce is just the first step toward your future financial security. Once that part is complete, we can work with you to help you transition assets into your name and create a lifetime plan for your finances that will give you peace of mind.

Trust me. I understand how you are feeling right now. I’ve been there. But you only have one opportunity to do this right. It is worth it to work through the process so that you will be financially secure for the long term.

Businesses are tricky since the owner has control over the books, his salary, and other “expenses” that may require further scrutiny. It is critical to examine the tax return and business financials to uncover any attempts to disguise or hide income or expenses. We will make sure your settlement includes your share of the business and that it is properly valued.

Oftentimes, this is the case. Arizona is not the most alimony-friendly state, but “rehabilitative alimony” is frequently awarded to allow one spouse to prepare to re-enter the workforce. However, you must demonstrate your reasonable needs during those years. We will help you to build the strongest case possible for a settlement that will allow you the time and funds to complete your additional education.

Yes. This means that each spouse has an undivided one-half interest in all income earned and property acquired during the marriage—unless acquired by inheritance or gift. It doesn’t matter how the property is titled. Sometimes, spouses enter into marriage with property that is maintained as separate property and other times separate property is commingled with community property. That can get complicated. Through separate property tracing, we can help you untangle any commingled assets to determine what share belongs to you.

Generally speaking, gifts and inheritances are separate property and not subject to being divided in a divorce. However, if the inheritance was commingled with community property assets, you may need to build a case for how much is your separate property and why. We can help with this.