Most divorcing parties know that an attorney can benefit them during a divorce, but few understand the role or importance of a financial advisor. Able to examine your financial situation and work closely with you and your attorney, these professionals are known for their ability to plan far into the financial future. Learn how having both a financial advisor and an attorney during your divorce may improve your life, long after the divorce is over.
What Does a Financial Advisor Do?
Financial advisors, such as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) help individual’s make smarter decisions with their money. That can include large sums of money, but it can also pertain to one’s monthly or annual cash flow. For example, an advisor may notice that you are spending a lot of extra money on various memberships that could be combined to offer the same benefits at a lower price. They can also search for spending patterns that may be hindering your ability to reach or maintain financial stability. A financial advisor may even be able to provide you with the knowledge and tools that you would need to achieve a financial status that goes beyond survival and stability to create a sustainable source of future wealth (i.e. starting an investment portfolio to fund your retirement).