Posted May 21, 2016
Where do you turn to find great Colorado divorce lawyers? It might seem odd that the Watson CPA Group has several web pages dedicated to divorce, but the reality is that most divorces focus on the money and finances. So, it makes sense that a public accounting firm with several CPAs who grew up loving numbers and putting financial puzzles together also focuses on helping couples get divorced. However, and this is a big however, most divorcing couples need divorce lawyers to work closely with their certified divorce financial analyst.
Colorado Divorce Lawyers
The Watson CPA Group works with divorce lawyers all over the country including the front range Colorado cities of Boulder, Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. We directly assist attorneys in generating financial reports and supporting divorce documents. You should seek out an attorney who you feel comfortable with by asking friends, family or colleagues. This might sound crazy, but you should interview at least three. Just because your buddy down the hall recommended a particular divorce attorney and raves about the results, your situation will be unique.
Regardless, divorce attorneys commonly believe they do not need financial experts to assist in a divorce- it is simply not true. Marriage is all about love, and divorce is all about money. Therefore, in our professional opinion, we suggest that you request your divorce lawyer seek collaboration with financial experts, divorce CPAs, insurance specialists, mortgage lenders and estate planning attorneys to ensure all your objectives are being met. The cool thing is that the Watson CPA Group has all these professionals under one roof who will work closely with your attorney to be your advocate. This allows us to operate in concert as a team to help with divorce issues and more importantly, life after divorce matters.
Interview Questions for a Divorce Attorney
So how do you pick a Colorado divorce lawyer? After you’ve exhausted all your circles of trust with this highly touchy question, you can expand your choices and plug in divorce lawyers colorado springs to get a bunch of results. What’s your next step? First thing, request a complimentary consultation.
This consultation is designed to do two things. Can you work together? Remember, a divorce is a collaborative effort among several people- divorce attorneys, financial analysts, tax professionals who understand divorce taxation, insurance specialists, mortgage lenders, mediators AND YOU! A divorce is not something you punt into the hands of someone else. It stinks. It sucks the life out of you. It is painful. But you’ll get through it, and the team of professionals you hire will walk with you through the process, as one.
The other thing a complimentary divorce consult should do is give you confidence in the attorney’s skill and expertise. No, you’re not OJ trying on gloves with a million dollar defense team. At the same time, you want a divorce lawyer who is competent to represent your interests. Here are some general questions you can ask to help identify the divorce attorney that you can successfully work with-
- What is your current caseload and can you take on another case?
- What is your ideal client or divorce situation?
- Do you practice other types of law? If so, explain your experience in family law.
- Do you employ other parenting or financial experts? When? Who?
- Share your thoughts on mediation and other alternatives.
- How many of your cases settle? Describe your settlement strategies.
- How would you define a successful divorce?
- Will you be handling my case personally, or another associate?
- What are your rates?
The complimentary consult is not your opportunity to glean free legal advice. You don’t work for free, and you shouldn’t expect others to. Don’t be that person. You are interviewing a future partner or team member in your divorce, so stay focused by asking yourself if you can work with this divorce lawyer and if you feel comfortable doing so.
While the following divorce professionals share an office with the Watson CPA Group, we remain independent and an advocate for your unique needs. Attorneys commonly are friends outside the office or courtroom, yet maintain objectivity when representing their clients. The financial and legal experts that we’ve assembled have the highest professional ethics. In addition, when professionals work together for your benefit, costs are kept down, errors are decreased, and the quality of the solutions is improved. This is to your advantage.
Jason Watson, EA, CDFA, MBA
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA)
Jason is the Managing Member of Watson CPA Group located in Colorado Springs. He is also a CDFA, a tax expert, a small business consultant, and a financial planner. Jason also provides financial expert testimony and business valuations.
He works closely with the Colorado divorce attorneys and family law experts above plus mortgage lenders and insurance specialists. You don’t have to have five meetings with five different professionals to get the advice you need! Download CV here.
Most couples fight over money during marriage- do you think it gets easier during divorce?
Tina Watson, CPA, MBA
Senior Partner, Watson CPA Group
Tina Watson became a Certified Public Accountant in 2003. Tina has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Business Administration and consults with a variety of small businesses including Defense Contractors.
Tina takes pride in helping her client understand how the numbers come together. She believes that the extra time spent with a client illustrating the mathematical nuances helps everyone better understand their business.Tina also provides divorce litigation and mediation support for family law attorneys. Download CV here.
As a mother of three and avid tennis player (4.5 baby!), Tina still finds time to enjoy traveling, exercise and the occasional moment of downtime (which is like a unicorn).
Fees and Disclosures
The shiny faces and glowing biographies are all well and good, but you are probably wondering about the fees and how it all works. Read the rest of this webpage, and then visit our Fees and Disclosures webpage by using the button below-
One of the biggest overlooked issues when couples divorce are the taxes related to marital property. Whether you are comparing a Roth IRA to a traditional IRA, or furniture to the equity in a rental property, taxes can be a major consideration. While a lot of courts don’t have the time nor expertise in speculating on future taxable events, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be aware of the implications.
The Watson CPA Group has several tax professionals and CPAs who can help model various scenarios for you. We don’t mind giving you bad news- it is what it is. However, we don’t want you to be surprised by it.
Don’t forget our One Call Team approach! We have attorneys, life insurance specialists, financial planners, tax professionals and mortgage experts all in our office. Amazing resource!
The One Call Team
The One Call Team is concerned about clients only having access to individual silos of quality advice from tax modeling to retirement planning to estate strategies to small business consultation. Therefore we assembled a collaborative team of trusted, independent advisors who work shoulder to shoulder to form a singular financial team under one roof
One Call • One Team • Working in Concert
With the One Call Team, you have access to-
- Certified Public Accountants
- Small Business Consultants
- Estate Planning Attorneys
- Financial Advisors
- Insurance Specialists
Visit The One Call Team webpage for more information-
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