A Financial Advocate for Your Divorce
The process of divorce involves many emotional, legal and financial challenges. Working with a financial professional during the process, can help you meet these challenges. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) with over 25 years of financial industry experience, Lisa Gresham founded Equitable Divorce Solutions, LLC in 2003 to focus solely on the complex financial issues specific to divorce. Blending professional knowledge with personal experience, Ms. Gresham works across all disciplines (mediation, collaborative and litigation) to aid in the design of settlement options that will help you to move toward financial independence and stability, after divorce.
Planning for Your Financial Future
Divorce can be both financially and emotionally devastating. Planning for “life after divorce” is critical to reaching your financial goals. Ms. Gresham works with you to avoid the common pitfalls that are often associated with divorce. With your accurate and comprehensive financial information, she is able to project the short and long term impact of decisions made. Ms. Gresham’s analysis focuses on economic conditions, present and future needs, taxes, insurance, investments, retirement, healthcare and other benefit options.
Empowering You to Make Educated and Informed Financial Decisions
Combining compassion and professionalism, Ms. Gresham encourages individuals to separate the emotion from their decision making. One of the pivotal points in her public educational seminars is, “Realizing a successful divorce involves being educated about your options and realistic about your expectations.” Ms. Gresham helps you gain financial knowledge and clarity so that you can negotiate a workable settlement with a plan that can meet your financial goals, given certain assumptions and resources.
Working as a Team with Your Divorce Attorney
Equitable Divorce Solutions collaborates with other divorce professionals, including attorneys. In addition to aiding in the discovery process, Ms. Gresham supports your legal advisor by providing knowledge and expertise in the areas of tax planning, rules of retirement accounts, pension analysis, corporate compensation and benefits, cash flow and net worth projections, as well as an equitable division of assets.
Neutral Representation in Collaborative Divorce
Ms. Gresham possesses the collaborative training required to provide neutral representation to both parties in a Collaborative Divorce — a non-adversarial alternative to litigation that is often referred to as the “team approach” to divorce. Acting in this capacity, with complete transparency, she considers the needs of your family as a whole and helps you and your spouse reach an agreement to meet those needs with less of a financial and emotional cost.
Ms. Gresham practices in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey.