Divorce Informed Mediation™
Often a skilled divorce mediator can help a couple who can come to agreement bypass the court system. This process can work best in a relatively amicable situation, although there are certainly some difficult decisions.
In this process, Brenda, as a CDFA® – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and a Certified Divorce Mediator – is helpful as a neutral party to lay out financial options for the couple to discuss and decide upon. This can be especially useful if a primary mediator’s background leans more toward the mental health or legal arena than financial areas.
Sometimes during mediation, one of the parties who might not feel as well versed in their finances and options might work with Brenda individually. These sessions educate them about their positions and what these decisions might mean for their future. Ultimately, this can lead to a faster conclusion to divorce mediation and a more lasting agreement.
The divorce mediation process is private. The agreement (a Memorandum of Understanding) is usually review by each party’s attorney. One attorney then writes the legal document which is submitted to the court to be entered and legally finalize the divorce.
Why Divorce Mediation?
Today’s modern family exists in many forms, including same-sex couples, unmarried couples who have a child together, parents who travel frequently, and parents residing long distances from each other. This is why a neutral mediator is needed to guide a couple through the decision making around the legal, emotional, and financial issues that must be resolved in a divorce.
Families face a myriad of financial issues including, but not limited to:
Mediating all or any portion of these issues provides an opportunity for your family to achieve workable solutions that conform to your specific circumstances. This option is less formal and may reduce the time and costs associated with a typical divorce trial.
A Better Life Beyond Divorce
Brenda Bridges is a Divorce Mediator and CDFA® – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® who provides a step-by-step plan, education, and resources to help you get through your divorce and on with you life – without going broke or breaking down during the divorce or after.
Brenda operates with the utmost discretion and flexibility to help you make critical decisions about your family and your future in a confidential, non-adversarial, and cost-effective manner.
Knowledge and Expertise
Our certified Mediator and CDFA® is a trained financial professional who can help you navigate the divorce process and all financial aspects of divorce.
We recognize that each divorce is different and carefully plan a custom strategy that is right for you and your solution, no matter what stage you are.
Our work together is sensitive, discreet and confidential, while we provide a customized, non-judgmental safe-haven keeping you focused and on task.
Schedule a Discovery Session
At Bridging Divorce Solutions, we help determine the short-term and long-term financial impact of a proposed divorce settlement to make sure it works now as well as down the road. We examine and analyze the numerous financial issues of a divorce, providing our clients, their lawyers, and CPAs with data to help strengthen their case. We help our clients avoid the common financial mistakes of divorce by offering important insight into the advantages and disadvantages of various settlement proposals.
Bridging Divorce Solutions in Chattanooga, TN offers services throughout the state of Tennessee and the entire United States.
Schedule a personalized strategy session with Brenda Bridges, a Mediator, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), Retirement Income Certified Professional RICP®, and Certified Divorce Coach®.
During your strategy session, she will:
- Explore your divorce options and get clear on the right solution for your situation
- Review your finances and explore creative settlement ideas
- Map out a plan for transitioning to the next phase of your life
- Identify your biggest fears and decide the best way to address them
- Connect you with any other resources you’ll need in your process