What is a Divorce Financial Analyst? – Interview by Pamela Elaine Nichols

Regina McCann Hess, CFP®, CDFA® |

What is a certified divorce financial analyst? Why are they important? What makes them different from other financial analysts? Having wished she had one, Pamela Elaine Nichols dives into the topic of money and divorce. And in this special episode, Regina swaps interviewer seats and answers questions posed by Pamela.

Listen in as Regina and Pamela discuss the common issues people run into during or after divorce that put their finances and lives in jeopardy. You will hear the specifics of the role and how divorce financial analysts help people navigate new habits, create new plans, overcome anxiety, and more. They also cover important resources that will help you or those you love to navigate the complicated aftermath of divorce.

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What You’ll Learn:

  • What a divorce financial analyst is and why it’s important.
  • Why Regina is so passionate about what she does.
  • The difference between the roles of a CFP and a divorce financial analyst.
  • Some of the basic (but important) areas of finance that people going through divorce need help with.
  • The role of guilt and how it can be overcome throughout the divorce process.
  • Who you should you see first when you’re starting the divorce process.
  • Where to start and what to look at when trying to figure out what you have.
  • How to navigate Social Security after divorce.
  • What happens when the spouse is hostile.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

  • “Most times I’m working with the spouse who has not been handling the finances.” – Regina McCann Hess
  • “I spend a lot of time showing them what they will need on the other side of their divorce to be successful in their new life.” – Regina McCann Hess
  • “If they go to the attorney and are a deer in the headlights, it’s going to cost them a lot of money. If they see someone like myself or a divorce coach, we help them get organized and set up for the attorney – they know what they have and they go in there prepared.” – Regina McCann Hess


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