Relocate to Wisconsin : IF you are Considering Divorce....Welcome a CDFA to your Team !

IF you are Considering Divorce....Welcome a CDFA to your Team !

  Divorce is complicated in all kinds of ways...and you will hve to trust me when I say that if you have been divorced...or know someone who has been (who doesn't ?) does not make you an expert on divorce and real estate.

 Divorce    There are so many pieces....and they need to be put together while the two main participants are IN pieces !  It is a time of frustration and stress for both parties....the uncertainty of everything...Why did I trust her/him to ....hand the finances, be faithful, (two of the largest reasons to divorce) ....the Why's don't matter any are where you are...and you need expertise on every level to get you to the next step.   Not any one person is qualified, in our opinion, to handle all the pieces....and should not.

   From the school of "Know what you Don't Know" from which we are graduates ....we DO know the pieces of divorce that involve real estate and that is so much more than other kinds of real estate transactions.   We have testified at Puzzle pieceshearings and in court....we are written by name in divorce decrees...we have conference calls with lawyers.  We are the only members of the "team" that can talk with ALL parties involved....both lawyers, the ex's to be (we call them the bride and groom) and other professionals who may also be involved in this permanent separation process.

 CDFA   A HUGE piece of the Divorce puzzle is financial...and many, many lawyers make proposals that would be better served by someone who is a CDFA  (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.)   These professionals are schooled in the art of "division" of both assets and debts.  Professionals who have earned this designation/certification have a minimum of three years in a related field of accounting, banking or family law before taking this additional educational credential.

     The services of a CDFA are not limited to people WITH huge assets.....they serve people in many kinds of situations...where credit cards, pensions, child support, maintenance, etc., etc., need to be divided...these are the people who recommend the ways this can be done. They are well aware of tax issues...and penalties...they are the Gurus

of the divorce financial world....and to our minds, should be consulted in every divorce.  Having worked with people who employ them and people who do not...the difference is HUGE....and the happily ever after is generally as happy as it can be with their able assistance.Happily Ever After

    Much like real estate and other professions, to maintain this designation there is also continuing education and of course dues that are required.    They are the Royalty of the next Chapter of life for someone who is divorcing.

     There are entire companies with specialists in this field that ably assist couples during this difficult time.   One of them in southeastern Wisconsin is Divorce Financial Solutions....and that is exactly what they Divorce Financial Solutionsprovide the "bride and groom."  Founded by Garrick Zielinski and joined by his sons, Grant and Gerard... the kind of objective financial wisdom you need when seeing the future as a single person/parent is blurred by the emotion of the process.  Garrick describes sister Amy Zielinski as the glue that holds the whole company together...and that she does !

     If you are interested in learning more about how you can make divorce a niche that is recession proof, keeps on giving not only financially...but rewards emotionally...send us an email: Sally@HansonRealEstate.Net...Label the subject line Divorce.  It is not the yelling and screaming you is not anything like you say our grateful graduates of this program.

      This is a professional information post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson,  Broker Associates with Keller Williams Realty in southeastern Wisconsin.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comment balloon 14 commentsSally K. & David L. Hanson • July 31 2017 12:57PM


Good Morning Sally and David,  Excellent blog and one that so many people should look into with the rate of divorces so high.


Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 11 months ago

Hi Sally and David,

i would never wish a permanent separation on anyone but it does happen and you need experts like you to help guide the "bride and groom" through the process. Clients will be so pleased that you were the ones handling all their real estate transactions. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

Never heard of it, but it's probably good to know about!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) 11 months ago

This sounds like ambulance chasing ins ome ways, but many people really do need this help

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 11 months ago

Hi Sally and David -- another informative post with yet another new(to me) term.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 11 months ago

Sally and David very good advice.  People going through a divorce are very vulnerable and need to make sure they seek out experts to assist and hold their hand during that time.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 11 months ago

Sally and David- Divorce is difficult even if both parties are parting amicably. Getting the advice of a professional in the area is a smart thing to do. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 months ago

Home sellers will be in very good hands when they select you as their listing agent.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 11 months ago

Good morning Sally and David.  Anyone in a divorce situation needing real estate assistance should definitely call you.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 11 months ago

Whenever I think of divorce, it the Hansons who come to mind. Thanks for the call and lots of good information! Look forward to talking more about this topic ....maybe on the radio show.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 11 months ago

How little notice??

Want to call in tomorrow?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 11 months ago

Sally K. & David L. Hanson Since it is a live talk radio show, it can be at your convenience...any Sunday. I am flexible.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 11 months ago

Great post Sally K. & David L. Hanson. I've run into more than a few divorced or divorcing couples trying to sell their home. Always a challenging listing (IF I get that far). I wasn't aware of the availability of such qualified professionals to assist. I would be interested in more information (including how to get the bride & groom to both buy in to the help... I'll be reaching out to you.

Thanks for sharing and for your offer to help.


Posted by Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale (C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100) 11 months ago

Dear Sally & David,

This is definitely an emotional situation & worth handling with a lot of compassion, but also a dose of reality check. That way, wex & wasband can eventually pick up the pieces & move on.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 11 months ago