When a couple decides to wed, the process of planning a wedding celebration can seem overwhelming. As a result, many couples opt to hire wedding planners who help to walk them through the ins and outs of planning a wedding. While planning a wedding ceremony and reception can be stressful, the process of planning for both the process and aftermath of divorce is almost unquestionably more stressful for most couples.
Increasingly, individuals who have chosen to file for divorce are choosing to enlist the help of so-called divorce planners. Divorce planners are not a necessity. Depending on your circumstances, you will almost certainly need to enlist the help of an attorney to file for divorce and you may need to seek the help of other professionals such as a financial planner or a counselor to help you through your divorce. These individuals provide critical assistance to individuals transitioning from married life to a single one. However, divorce planners may help you in ways that are not as urgent but are nevertheless important to you.
It is important to note that divorce planners are not certified. Therefore, it is important to research any potential divorce planner you are considering to ensure that you are not going to be scammed. However, if you find a divorce planner you like and you feel the need for a little extra support at this time then this kind of resource may be a perfect fit for you and your particular circumstances. Please just make sure to consult your attorney if your divorce planner offers any advice that you are unsure about taking, given that this advice may impact the outcome of your case.
Source: The Huffington Post, “Do We Need Wedding Planners for Divorce?” Deborah Anderson Bialis, Feb. 12, 2014