Unlike most the traditional separation process, the collaborative approach with divorce includes a financial neutral that usually holds the designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA).

The support that the financial neutral provides is helpful with identifying the most appropriate financial settlement option for both spouses by utilizing the flexibility with the Colorado divorce statutes in the areas of property division, spousal maintenance, and child support.

Once detailed financial information is collected, the financial neutral then builds a forward-looking living expense budget and the marital balance sheet (inventory of all assets/liabilities). This information is then used to model and evaluate different property division (asset/liabilities) and spousal maintenance scenarios to understand the impact to each spouse’s current and future cash flow and net worth.

Often there exists projected disparate financial futures post decree, allowing the financial neutral and the collaborative team to negotiate adjustments to property division, spousal maintenance, and other financial areas such as child support to best meet each spouse’s financial goals.

Patrick Janssen

Patrick Janssen

Patrick Janssen MBA, CDFA, CRPC®, APMA®
office: 720.805.0051  |  mobile: 720.314.9774
5251 DTC Parkway, Suite 1045  |  Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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