If you're involved in a divorce that's complicated -- especially if there are a lot assets involved and no easy way to simply divide things up and move forward -- you already know that you need an experienced attorney to help you.
However, you may not realize that it's also time to get some other professional help -- help that can keep you from making some big mistakes during the next few months (or years) while your divorce is pending. Considering hiring the following professional help right after you hire your attorney:
1. A Therapist
A therapist is important because it's easy to become ungrounded when you're going through a divorce. The odds are good that your entire lifestyle -- even the friends that you normally hang out with -- may change as your situation changes.
A therapist can also help you talk through some of the big questions you're faced with when it comes to the business of divorce. If your attorney tells you that your spouse has made an offer and you should "think on it" before accepting, a therapist can help you work out any issues you have to see if the offer really meets your wants and needs sufficiently.
A therapist can also help you identify what is really important in the divorce -- and what isn't. That can shorten your divorce considerably if you aren't fighting over living room furniture you don't really want instead of using the furniture as a bargaining chip for something that you do really want.
2. An Accountant
Consider getting a forensic accountant on board early in any high-asset divorce. You may have piles of financial documents that you've gathered up, but do you know what they really mean? That's what a forensic accountant is for -- he or she can piece together financial records and make sense of all the transactions.
If your spouse was the one controlling the finances and running the majority of the business operations, you may be overlooking financial patterns that indicate stream of income you don't even realize exist or assets that are being quietly diverted somewhere.
A forensic accountant can help make certain that you actually get a fair deal when it comes to splitting the marital assets.
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