Divorce FAQ

Divorce FAQ
Can a separating person go for CDFA professional instead of a family law lawyer2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
Do CDFA professionals help only men or only women?2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
Can CDFA professionals act as a neutral third-party to help a couple settle?2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
Should I keep the house?2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
What if the house was in my name initially and after we got married I added my spouse’s name?2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
Will I be able to keep some or all my pension?2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
My RRSP is in my name only, is it considered matrimonial property?2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
Will I receive spousal support?2019-11-15T22:02:13-05:00
How do we know how much child support should be paid?2019-11-15T22:00:26-05:00
Why do I need a Divorce Financial Specialist (CDFA)?2019-11-15T21:59:13-05:00
What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™)?2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
What if I know nothing about our family finances?2019-11-15T21:56:37-05:00
I am not sure if I want to go forward with separation and divorce. Should I schedule a Strategy Consultation?2019-11-15T21:54:53-05:00

If you would like to discuss concerns and explore options, and hear about available resources, then scheduling a Strategy Consultation is the best thing you can do to get clarity.

Should I attend a Strategy Consultation by myself or with my spouse?2019-11-15T21:52:55-05:00

If you desire to go through the process amicably, I recommend scheduling an Early Neutral Consultation. It will hold you both on the same page and facilitate your path down a track that works for both of you.

I’ve already worked with a lawyer. Is it too late to employ your services?2019-11-15T21:49:23-05:00

After starting with a lawyer, many of our clients find us. We are glad to collaborate with your lawyer or merely offer you with added support. We will discuss with you if and how you would like us to work with your lawyer.

So if the divorce laws differ by province. Do you only work with people in Ontario?2019-11-15T21:47:44-05:00

While the laws do differ by province, providing financial advice is what we focus on, not legal advice. We can support your financial planning requirements, regardless of what region you live in.

I don’t want my partner to see the credit card charge. Can I still schedule a Strategy Consultation?2019-11-15T21:46:17-05:00

We respect your right to privacy. Basically, you have two options. Perhaps you could borrow a credit card from a family member or friend, or reach out at ken@dtsw.ca and pay cash at your appointment if you are meeting us in person.

I have just a question or two. Should I Schedule a Strategy Consultation?2019-11-15T21:44:52-05:00

After reviewing our website if still have a question or two, we recommend that you schedule a complimentary 15-minute call. We will address your inquiries and layout your next steps. You can do so by CLICKING HERE.

To complete the evaluation, how long does it take?2019-11-15T21:43:23-05:00

The time to complete the evaluation is determined based on my current caseload and the complexity of your case. Most evaluations can be finished inside two weeks

How much does a proposal evaluation cost?2019-11-15T21:41:59-05:00

The cost of your proposal evaluation will be determined by the time it takes to complete the review. Evaluations start at $1500, which includes two 60-90 minute meetings and three hours for financial analysis and report writing. When you schedule your initial meeting, you will be billed $250 for your appointment. At the first meeting, you will be charged $1250, which covers 3 hours of analysis and report writing and your final session. Any additional time required is billed at $250/hour and is due at the last meeting.

Do you only work with people in Ontario?2019-11-15T21:40:10-05:00

We work with people all over Canada to protect them from common financial mistakes. While divorce laws vary across Canada, we evaluate your proposal from a financial perspective, not from a legal perspective.

Are you a lawyer?2019-11-15T21:22:22-05:00

No, I am not a lawyer. I evaluate your proposal from a financial perspective. All advice and recommendations provided will be financial. I do not supply legal advice but would be glad to refer you to someone if you need legal advice.

I have a few more questions. What’s the best way to reach you?2019-11-16T09:37:51-05:00

If you have a question or two after reviewing our website, we recommend that you schedule a complimentary 15-minute call. We will address your questions and determine your next steps. You can do so by CLICKING HERE.

Is it necessary to go to family court2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00
How can CDFA professionals help2019-06-21T11:56:41-05:00

About the Author:

A crafter of Soft Landings. As a Divorce Financial Planner (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst). My clients expect more than basic, common or usual divorce settlement. Achieving the best divorce settlement is not some off the shelf divorce financial solutions. As a divorce financial strategist, I craft the optimal division of assets or equalization, address child and spousal support and plan for the feature. An equitable financial settlement in separation and divorce is the result of informed decision making and smart divorce financial planning.