I have been a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator for
over 35 years. I have successfully helped thousands of spouses through
the most difficult times of their lives. I have championed their steps
whether they have mediated, negotiated or litigated.
Over this past few turbulent years, I have educated and guided many individuals
and couples on the mistakes to avoid when divorcing. I know this information
will help you too!
If you are thinking of divorce, try to avoid these mistakes:
NOT CONSIDERING MEDIATION
If there is any chance you and your spouse can work together in an amicable
Mediation will save you time and thousands of dollars in legal fees, not
to mention unnecessary heartache!
As a divorce attorney and mediator, I advocate for mediation because it
really meets the needs of many individuals who want a less adversarial
path. As a mediator, I am not a Judge, I am a legal guide. I help couples
make important decisions about finances, maintenance, custody, support,
and property division. I support productive conversations that result
in a settlement both parties can live with.
As a divorcing couple you have flexibility with mediation. You get to make
decisions in the best interest of your family. These decisions are yours,
not that of a
judge or the suggestions of an adversarial attorney or court system. Mediation puts
YOU in charge of your divorce.
NOT DEVELOPING AN ACCURATE BUDGET
Living expenses are important. Be accurate when detailing your living expenses.
If you don’t, you won’t be able to cover your bills and expenses
after your divorce.
I recommend clients take a look at many aspects of living expenses by providing
them with Statements of Net Worth as a great tool to think about expenses
from large to small. In some cases I recommend a financial planner to
assist in developing a complete budget.
NOT CONSIDERING THE IMPACT OF TAXES
You have to consider tax implications on your divorce settlement. Sometimes
I bring in a tax expert from my team to provide an overview of the tax
NOT EMOTIONALLY LETTING GO OF THE PAST
When divorcing, letting go of emotional attachments to the house, an antique
you purchased during the marriage or your 401 (k) plan can be costly.
Not being able to do so could impact good financial decision-making in
your divorce negotiations. Negotiation is necessary to maximize your finances.
Make sure you will have enough money for living expenses after your divorce.
Choose wisely! I can help you with a spouse who may be very difficult!
As a psychologically-trained divorce attorney and mediator, I really try
to guide clients on how to avoid mistakes while divorcing. Having the
proper tools to make these decisions is imperative. You are transitioning
from being married to single. Two households are costly. You need help
prioritizing, creating a plan, making sound financial decisions, and getting
financially ready for the rest of your life.
If you are considering divorce, I can provide valuable legal, financial
and psychological insight.
Call to schedule your free consultation and to receive a complimentary
Statement of Net Worth to get started on your budget so you can get financially
organized for your divorce!
Our FREE 1 hour consultations are very informative and conveniently still
I look forward to speaking with you.
Call New York Divorce Attorney Lois Brenner now to schedule your FREE divorce