Protect your financial future before, during & after divorce.

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You need an expert to guide you through the maze of divorce support & settlement issues (to avoid expensive mistakes).

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Whether you’re in the midst of a divorce or simply want to understand all your options, let’s discuss how I can help you avoid costly mistakes.

“I’m thinking about getting a divorce: How much spousal support will I have to pay? Will I lose my assets?”

“I’ve seen an attorney. I want help with preparing the disclosure document.”

“I need clarity on my joint finances & investments.”

“I need you to liaise with my attorney and translate their counsel to what it means to me financially.”   

“I don’t know if mediation is right for me. I don’t feel like I understand the money well enough to represent myself & my financial interests.”

“I’m divorced already. I need to re-negotiate child support issues.”

Services

I combine my experience and expertise to empower and guide you through the maze of divorce support and settlement issues to help you avoid expensive mistakes.

Divorce Planning

Divorce involves many moving parts, both emotional and financial. It can feel overwhelming, so it’s important to work with a financial professional to help assess your current and future financial situation.

Mediation Mentorship

Financial mediation is an opportunity to communicate and reconcile conflicting perspectives on financial issues.

Wealth Management

As an independent Certified Financial Planner® professional with more than two decades of experience, I help high net worth individuals preserve their wealth and manage their assets post divorce.

Hello, I’m Vickie Adams

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and a Certified Financial Planner® professional, I’ve helped hundreds of clients navigate the financial side of their divorce with confidence so they can refocus on what matters: their lives.

During my own divorce, I realized that my attorney was an expert in family law, not in long-term financial planning. While he was fighting over random assets, we never discussed a big picture financial strategy for my future.

After my own experience I noticed the financial problems of recently divorced clients who were blindsided by the monetary implications of the divorce settlements they agreed to, I took a proactive stance in advising my clients to plan for their economic future before, during, and after their divorce. My practice is focused on high net worth, complex divorces, complicated by the nuances of California’s unique tax code.

My dedicated aim is to ensure my client’s financial security by providing objective, intelligent advice that considers their lifestyle and future goals.

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Let's strategize a win for you.

Life doesn't always work out like we had hoped. You’ll want my expertise in your corner to help guide you through what can be a confusing and overwhelmingly stressful chapter in your life. Let’s get your future underway.

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    Reuters

    Lock-Up the College Funds – 529 Plans and Divorce

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    Why Post-Nups are on the Rise

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    The Best and Worst Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund

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    How to Close a Retirement Gap

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    USA Today

    Forget prenups: Unmarried couples today need 'no nups'

Step 1

Review Current Financial Status

  • Compile, organize, and value assets
  • Analyze liabilities
  • Estimate immediate needs
  • Prepare statements of net worth
  • Develop realistic budgets
Step 1

Step 2

Determine Long-Term Goals

  • Discuss and prioritize goals
  • Estimate future earning potential
  • Compare after-tax asset sales
  • Project retirement needs
Step 2

Step 3

Analyze the Diverse Settlement

  • Review after-tax proposals
  • Estimate maintenance needs and analyze cash-flow
  • Compare and contrast settlement proposals
  • Develop alternative settlement proposals
Step 3

Step 4

Manage Post-Divorce Assets*

  • Create financial plan
  • Oversee asset transfers
  • Management investments and monitor results
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1. Review Current Financial Status

Compile, organize, and value assets

Analyze liabilities

Estimate immediate needs

Prepare statements of net worth

Develop realistic budgets

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2. Determine Long-Term Goals

Discuss and prioritize goals

Estimate future earning potential

Compare after-tax asset sales

Project retirement needs

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3. Analyze the Diverse Settlement

Review after-tax proposals
Estimate maintenance needs and analyze cash-flow
Compare and contrast settlement proposals
Develop alternative settlement proposals

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4. Manage Post-Divorce Assets*

Create financial plan

Oversee asset transfers

Management investments and monitor results

Take the First Step

Discover how proactively engaging an expert can help you create your own financially secure future. This is a 100% confidential call where we’ll discuss your unique challenges
and how I can help.