Author: Kristine Rushing, CFP®, CDFA®, CP®, MBA

How Mediation is Different with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

How Mediation is Different with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

When it comes to divorce mediation, the choice of mediator can significantly impact the process and its outcomes. As a mediator, my approach differs from conventional attorney-led mediation in several key ways. Rather than solely focusing on legalities, I bring to the table a comprehensive understanding of the financial aspects of divorce. This perspective allows…

A Guide To Organizing Your Finances in a Divorce

A Guide To Organizing Your Finances in a Divorce

Going through a divorce can feel like a monumental task, especially when it comes to getting your finances in order. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Here is a guide to the essential financial documents you need to gather to make the process smoother: Once you’ve gathered these documents, you might wonder, “What’s next?”…

9 Steps for Protecting Your Credit While Going Through a Divorce

9 Steps for Protecting Your Credit While Going Through a Divorce

Divorce presents many financial challenges. One that is often overlooked is to remember to protect your credit rating. Here are some essential steps you should take to safeguard your financial well-being: In a divorce it is important to safeguard your credit in order to protect your financial future. Your credit score affects not just your…

What Does Divorce Mean For My Pension and Retirement Plans?

What Does Divorce Mean For My Pension and Retirement Plans?

Divorce will have a profound impact on various aspects of your life, that can include your financial stability and retirement plans. California is a community property state, which means that assets acquired during your marriage, including pensions and retirement accounts, are generally considered community property and are subject to division upon divorce. Community Property and…

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation: A Better Way to Resolution

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation: A Better Way to Resolution

Divorce mediation offers couples an alternative approach to traditional litigation. Mediation focuses on constructive dialogue and mutual agreement. There are a number of benefits of using mediation for your divorce. Divorce mediation offers many benefits that make it an attractive alternative to traditional divorce proceedings. From promoting effective communication and reducing costs to empowering couples…