Financial independence after a Virginia divorce is incredibly important. Not only do you need to make a clean financial break from your ex-husband, but it is also important to consider your finances differently now that you probably have less household income.
A good reason to hire a financial advisor is if you are looking to invest your money. A financial advisor can also give you advice about managing your budget, but is trained to be knowledgeable about the financial marketplace and is therefore a good resource for investing. Some financial advisors are affiliated with a particular bank or investment fund. Others are independent.
Ask for a referral for a financial advisor from your boss, a financially successful friend or your attorney. Find out from them how long they’ve worked with their advisor and how often they meet. Also try to find out if their advisor provides written plans and how often the advisor calls them.
If you don’t get a personal referral, there are referral service organizations which allow you to search for advisors by your zip code, including:
- The Financial Planning Association;
- National Association of Personal Financial Advisors; and
- Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
Once you’ve gotten a few key prospects, you’ll want to schedule appointments to find the advisor who will be the best match for you. While financial independence after a Virginia divorce is a big step toward your brand new life, you can also get your financial future off to the best possible start by working with a Virginia Beach divorce attorney throughout your entire divorce proceedings.
Contacting a Virginia Beach Divorce Attorney
Throughout your divorce proceedings, you’ll naturally have a lot of questions specific to your circumstances. Get your questions answered by requesting a FREE copy of our guide, What Every Virginia Woman Should Know About Divorce, or reserving your seat at our monthly divorce seminar – 757-425-5200.
The Virginia Beach divorce attorneys at Hofheimer Family Law Firm are committed to fighting for your rights, assisting in child custody disputes, and ensuring that you receive everything you are entitled to and need in order to start your new life.