I educate them on the potential results they may see in court, which can help guide them on how they may want to settle their individual case. I also explained the various costs, litigation is most often more expensive than settlement discussions, mediation and the collaborative process. I also put them in touch with specialists, such as financial planners who will help them with how much they need to live their budget, what they can afford, and their new financial situation. They may have control of less money, they may have control of more money, and how they’re going to invest that money.
Dianne Nolin is a CFP with over 25 years of experience, and Sarah Schuler is an experienced practitioner of many aspects of family law in the Northern Virginia area.