According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 31,000 divorces happened in Pennsylvania in 2021. While many of those divorces went through the courts quickly as uncontested matters, others took more time and required the use of various professionals.
These professionals have the expertise to deal with specific aspects of the divorce process, making it more manageable and less stressful.
Financial advisors play an important role in divorce proceedings, especially when the divorce involves substantial assets, investments or debts. They can help in valuing assets, assessing financial implications of asset division and understanding the potential tax implications of a divorce settlement. A financial advisor can also help you with financial planning for life after divorce, helping ensure a secure financial future for you and your children.
Real estate appraisers
If you and your spouse own property together, it is necessary to establish its value for fair division. A professional real estate appraiser can provide an accurate market value for any real estate assets involved. They can also offer expert opinions on the potential impact of selling or retaining property, helping you make an informed decision.
Child therapists or family counselors
Divorce can have profound emotional impacts on all family members, especially children. Child therapists or family counselors can provide support and guidance during this difficult transition. They can help children express their feelings, cope with changes and adjust to new living arrangements. Family counselors can also provide coping strategies for adults going through a divorce, assisting them in maintaining a positive outlook and helping them see that divorce is the start of an exciting new life.
While every divorce is unique and may not require all these professionals, understanding their roles can help you decide who to engage to ensure you protect your interests, and the process goes as smoothly as possible.