Divorce is typically viewed as an exclusively legal process. However, in reality, divorce is more complicated than filing legal paperwork. Its many facets bring out financial, emotional and practical issues.

Fortunately, many women today are already starting to realise their need for different layers of professional help. If your marriage is failing, and you feel that a divorce is already imminent, it is best to start putting together a team comprised of different professionals who can help you face the various issues involved in a divorce.

Divorce Team Professionals

  1. Start with a divorce attorney.

As previously mentioned, a divorce involves much legal paperwork. A family law attorney will be able to help you with that. Aside from preparing the necessary legal documents, the role of an attorney in a divorce team also includes providing legal counsel, assisting in the resolution of areas of dispute, and working together with other team members to guide the client through the entire divorce process.

  1. Look for a financial advisor.

While a divorce is a legal proceeding, its success for your family may also involve financial planning, parenting and communication. While attorneys provide invaluable help for legal issues, other professionals may be able to give better assistance in other issues.

For example, if you are concerned about how to meet your expenses without the help of your ex-husband, then you are far more likely to get valuable guidance by working with a financial advisor than with an attorney.A financial advisor will be able to assist you in developing a budget in order to meet monthly expenses, especially if you have children.

Remember that a divorce can be expensive. It may bring about a sudden change in your financial standing, and consequently, in your standard of living. A financial advisor will be able to provide you with much needed financial guidance.With professional help, it will also be easier to prepare financial documents needed for divorce in court. An advisor will also be able to determine the best way to evaluate assets and liabilities, and prepare options for their division.

  1. Look for a child specialist.

If you are concerned about how to properly provide care and guidance to your children after the divorce, then you are far more likely to get support with the help of a child specialist than with a lawyer. A child specialist can help you and your spouse to properly discuss the divorce with your children. Even if your marital relationship with your spouse has already come to an end, you still have parental responsibilities to your children. A co-parenting plan will be able to help you in nurturing your children. With his expertise in child development, the specialist can also help you determine the needs of your children, and set goals in order to meet these needs. Before hiring a child specialist, check if the person is licensed as a mental health professional.

  1. Look for a therapist or counsellor.

Another mental health professional that you can benefit from is a therapist or counsellor. A therapist can help you go through and manage your emotions. With a sound mind, you can be in good shape to make decisions regarding the case.

Professionals such as therapists, child specialists and financial advisors can take care of some of the work done by the attorneys. This will allow you to get skilled help that focuses on your specific concerns at a lower rate.

  1. Remember to turn to your friends.

While professionals will be able to lend their expertise to you, your family and friends will be the best people to give you comfort. A divorce involves intense feelings such as grief, regret, confusion and anger. Instead of pushing down on your emotions, find a good friend to talk to. Air out all of those negative feelings to someone you are completely comfortable with.

More information: Marriage Matters and Divorce Issues.

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Anna Haotanto is the Advisor (former CEO) of The New Savvy. She is currently the COO of ABZD Capital and the CMO of Gourmet Food Holdings, an investment firm focusing on opportunities in the global F&B industry. She is part of the founding committee of the Singapore FinTech Association and heads the Women In FinTech and Partnership Committee. Anna is the President of the Singapore Management University Women Alumni. Anna invests and sits on the board of a few startups. Anna is also part of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Career Women’s Group executive committee. Anna’s story is featured on Millionaire Minds on Channel NewsAsia. She hosts TV shows and events, namely for Channel NewsAsia’s “The Millennial Investor” and “Challenge Tomorrow”, a FinTech documentary. Anna was awarded “Her Times Youth Award” at the Rising50 Women Empowerment Gala, organised by the Indonesian Embassy of Singapore. The award was presented by His Excellency Ngurah Swajaya. She was also awarded Founder of the Year for ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards. She was also awarded the Women Empowerment Award by the Asian Business & Social Forum. Anna has been awarded LinkedIn Power Profiles for founders (2018, 2017), Tatler Gen T, The Peak’s Trailblazers under 40 and a nominee for the Women of The Future award by Aviva



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