Is Divorce Financial Armageddon or Opportunity?
Divorce is scary, especially if you're not confident in your ability to manage money independently.
But what if the end of your marriage is not the financial Armageddon you fear? What if it's actually an opportunity to take control of your financial future?
David Stolz is a certified public accountant, personal financial specialist and certified divorce financial analyst.
David has more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of tax and divorce financial planning, and he's the author the new release Women, Divorce and Money: Taking Control of Your Finances and Your Future.
On this episode of Divorce Dialogues, David joins Katherine to discuss what inspired him to write the book and why it focuses specifically on women.
David shares his experience with clients in a contested divorce, describing why it's crucial to understand the whole picture of what you owe and what you own before you negotiate a divorce settlement.
Listen in for David's insight on making clear financial decisions in a stressful time and learn how he helps women build confidence and take control of their finances.
How to see divorce as a financial opportunity rather than financial Armageddon
Shifting from shared responsibility in marriage to taking control of your personal finances
How David helps clients draft a spending plan (and why he's not a fan of the term budget)
David's experience with clients in a contested divorce
Why it's crucial to understand the whole picture of what you own and what you owe before you
negotiate a divorce settlement
What inspired David to write Women, Divorce and Money and why the book focuses on women
How the stressors of divorce impact our ability to make clear decisions
How money conflicts in a divorce relate to security, self-esteem and ego
David's challenge to women to be strong and strategic in negotiating a divorce settlement
David's advice on building a team of experts and being mindful of who you listen to
Connect With David Stolz
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The Center for Understanding Conflict
The New Yorker’s Guide to Collaborative Divorce by Katherine Miller
Call (914) 738-7765
Women, Divorce and Money: Taking Control of Your Finances and Your Future by David Stolz