Financial Planning for Divorce: 4 Reasons You Absolutely Need the MDS Divorce Financial Portrait

financial planning for divorce

By Catherine Shanahan, CDFA, Co-founder, My Divorce Solution

If you’re facing divorce, you’re probably feeling a lot of anxiety and uncertainty about the future. I understand what you’re going through. I’ve been there myself. Financial planning for divorce might seem intimidating, confusing and time-consuming, but it is vital in achieving a fair divorce outcome. That’s why we created the Divorce Financial Portrait.


The divorce financial portrait is designed  to help people like you take control in divorce and secure their financial futures. In this article, I share:

Four reasons why you absolutely need the Divorce Financial Portrait in Financial Planning for Divorce:


Reason Number 1 – No one else – not your lawyer, mediator, or CDFA – can help you in financial planning for divorce the way a Divorce Financial Portrait does.


The Divorce Financial Portrait is an invaluable analysis of your financial situation that offers a clear picture of what you own and owe. Your personalized Divorce Financial Portrait is the essential guidance your divorce attorney or mediator needs to get you what you want in divorce.


Unlike other divorce professionals – such as lawyers, mediators, and accountants – the Divorce Financial Portrait offers an unmatched level of financial insight and preparation to make sure you have everything necessary to achieve the best possible outcome in your divorce.


It’s not just financial analysis and court required financial documents – The Divorce Financial Portrait is expert financial insights on your negotiation options and comprehensive clarity on your future options following divorce.

The Divorce Financial Portrait gives you control over your divorce – rather than simply being at its mercy. There’s nothing else like it to help you in divorce!


Reason Number 2 – You can have a fair and fast divorce, but you need a complete financial analysis first


Everyone wants to get divorced quickly and stress free, but most people skip the most important step – getting a divorce plan in place!

If you go the traditional route in divorce, you’ll pay tens of thousands of dollars in discovery fees to your attorney or mediator for them to conduct a bare bones financial analysis. This long process will likely take months and you’ll be no closer to financial clarity or understanding than when you started.

Instead, with a Divorce Financial Portrait, you get a personalized financial plan for your divorce – allowing you to streamline that lengthy and expensive discovery process and head straight into negotiation. With their Divorce Financial Portrait in hand, we’ve had clients get divorced in just two mediation sessions – saving thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours.

With your custom Divorce Financial Portrait, you’ll have the financial insights and confidence you need for a fair and fast divorce.


Reason Number 3 – We kick fear out of the driver’s seat and put you in control of your divorce


When you work with us, we turn your divorce fear into focus, focus into knowledge, and knowledge into power. We understand divorce is an emotional process and we work with clients to transform that fear and emotion into knowledge, power, and control.


With the Divorce Financial Portrait, you are empowered with financial knowledge to make informed divorce, negotiation, and settlement decisions. Even better, you’ll understand the long-term impact of your decisions and compromises.


With a Divorce Financial Portrait, you’ll make smart decisions when negotiating based on financial clarity – not fear and emotion.

You can be in control in divorce, you just need the financial confidence of a Divorce Financial Portrait first.


Reason Number 4 – We save you money in Divorce!


Clients who work with My Divorce Solution have lower overall divorce costs.

The best part is that the personalized analysis provided by your Divorce Financial Portrait streamlines  the lengthy discovery process with your attorney or mediator.  Instead of paying for hours of legal fees, you just hand over your Divorce Financial Portrait – a roadmap that you can rely on  –   in divorce.


Over the years, our clients have saved millions in legal fees – because they created and followed a clear divorce plan with their Divorce Financial Portrait.

Make your divorce the smoothest it can be by investing in a Divorce Financial Portrait.  A clearer financial picture saves time, money, and future heartache.

At My Divorce Solution, we’re committed to supporting you by helping you reach the fairest and best outcome for you and your family.  When you are ready to move forward, fill out your Divorce Assessment – it’s the first step to getting us secured on your divorce team. Or, if you’d like a no-charge consultation, please schedule it here.


Catherine Shanahan

Catherine Shanahan is Co-founder of My Divorce Solution. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, Catherines serves clients as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) and trained mediator. A Professional Daily Money Manager, Catherine is also a former VP of the Bucks County Collaborative Law Group, American Association of Daily Money Managers, Institute of Women Business Financial Analysts (IDFA), National Association of Women Business Owners, advisory council of Support Pay, and the Association of Divorce Financial Planners.

As a mom of five and financial expert, Catherine’s experience with divorce left her wishing for better information, resources, and process for the financial separation that comes with divorce. As a result, Catherine co-founded My Divorce Solution – the company she needed in her divorce. If you’d like to contact Catherine, please reach out to her here.


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    One Response to “Financial Planning for Divorce: 4 Reasons You Absolutely Need the MDS Divorce Financial Portrait”

    1. Daniel D Vogelpohl

      Wow—your stories are usually spot on… This last article was nothing but an advertisement for My Divorce Solution. Disappointing


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