Whenever we write a post about Divorce...we get questions and students for our DREAM (Divorce Real Estate
Agents who "assume" that all that's required to be successful in this niche is to "be a good listener." To us, this is akin to Newbies in real estate who know they will be top producers because "they like people." Yikes !
We take some of the same courses as Lawyers take for their continuing legal education credits. It helps us to better understand and work with people during a difficult time in their lives. One of the basic agreements in ANY divorce....this is not native to Wisconsin, is a QUADRO, (pronounced Quad Row) it is a qualified domestic relations order. That's the legal definition as it relates to a retirement or pension plan and the evaluation of joint marital ownership in these plans.
From our view, a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) is the best person to review this situation...you don't see general practioner for surgery...and this IS financial surgery...and best done by the people who do this every day and have chosen to make it their specialty.
This financial division of pensions can become more complex with multiple marriages by one or both spouses. There are professions, by their very nature, who have a higher than "average" rate of divorce with Police and Firefighters being among them. Multiple marriages are not unusual in these professions and can become more complicated in this aspect.
Lawyers in Wisconsin have opportunties to "Learn and Earn" six CLE (Continuing legal education) credits at workshops being held around the state in Milwaukee -Sept 7th, Stevens Point -Sept. 12th, Green Bay -Sept.20th, Racine, Sept. 27th and Madison Oct. 11th. For further information and registration for these events, Wisconsin lawyers may click here. These workshops are brought to you by DFS,
Divorce Financial Solutions a company that has worked with financial issues in divorce for many years.
If you or anyone you know is thinking about Divorce or is in the process of divorce, there are many, many things to consider...we always recommend going to the highest and best source for every aspect that will impact the rest of the lives of both spouses and their children.
Sally K. & David L. Hanson are the only certified Divorce real estate agents in Wisconsin. Beyond that, we teach the DREAM "divorce course" and agents across the country are welcome to contact us for further information on the course and openings in enrollment that may be available. Please use DIVORCE as the subject line and ask for more information by emailing: Sally@HansonRealEstate.Net, we are honored to be of service.