CBM is not just a team of number crunchers. We recognize the broader emotional impact of divorce on you and will communicate openly to help you understand the process. We’ve compassionately helped clients through many life transitions, including divorce, and we understand what you’re experiencing.
However, we also know our job is to handle your situation holistically and with an objective perspective. We will always pursue helping you reach the best financial outcome possible and avoid the risks of emotional decision-making that could lead to costly, regrettable mistakes.
When you choose CBM, you are choosing a reputable firm that has a deep level of involvement with divorce-related industry groups across the Washington, DC metropolitan region and nationally. Our team members regularly serve on boards of directors and committees, and present regularly to other professionals in the divorce field. CBM’s divorce financial services group has established a broad network of attorneys, social workers, mental health specialists and others who we work with on an ongoing basis because we understand the value and quality of the service they can deliver to clients.
(Right): CBM Senior Manager Jamie Blum presents on February 4, 2022 for the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
In the most desirable circumstances, you and your divorcing partner can avoid a painful and costly dispute through thoughtful planning, fairness and open communications. Sometimes, however, that situation is not an option and you may require conflict mediation or even, if the divorce becomes particularly contentious, some form of litigation.
Emotions can run high during a divorce, making it difficult to arrive at a decision you and your partner can accept. If your goal is to avoid potentially costly litigation and the legal system, and if you feel as though participation by a third party can help you both come to a resolution about an equitable distribution of your financial assets during a divorce, CBM’s trained conflict mediators can provide a solution. Read more here.
Sometimes, you and your divorcing partner can’t come to an agreement about the terms of your separation, even with the assistance of a mediator. If you don’t believe you’re going to receive a fair share of assets or if you suspect your partner is not disclosing information that has impact on the final divorce settlement, you may choose to litigate. Here again, CBM can assist. Read more here.
CBM’s divorce services team can refer you to colleagues with other areas of valuable expertise. They can assist as you’re going through the divorce process.
Divorce is complicated and you never want to find yourself without the assistance you need. Contact one of our professionals now.
Click through the links below for evidence about CBM’s financial planning expertise both during a divorce engagement and earlier on in a relationship to minimize the potential strain of finances between you and your partner.
Debora E. May, a director for CBM’s divorce litigation group, is one of the most well-known divorce financial advisors throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. She has been recognized nine times by Washingtonian Magazine for her expertise in financial planning and divorce litigation and has established a broad personal network of attorneys and other professionals who specialize in divorce-related matters. A great deal of her expertise reflects the needs of divorcing clients including wealth management and tax expertise.