Divorce can happen to anyone. And that includes couples in their second half of life, also known as Gray Divorce.
Having been a grandchild of divorce, Lisa knew how a divorce can fracture a family. But as bad as it may sound, sometimes divorce can’t be avoided and the only thing you can do is to do it well. Lisa Decker is a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) with 14 years of experience helping couples go through divorce.
In this episode, Lisa shares with us how to properly and fairly deal with the financial issues between couples going through a divorce. She will also share what Gray Divorce is about and why it’s becoming a thing. Going through divorce is difficult, but it can still be done in a peaceful, fair, and amicable way if two people decide to work together.
[03:41] From being a financial advisor, Lisa specialized in financial services for couples going through divorce.
[07:06] Going through divorce costs a lot of money, especially when hiring an attorney.
[10:47] Lisa practices fair value and has found a way to minimize the cost for clients.
[11:45] She created a roadmap that has the different ways people can come into divorce.
[12:53] How divorce affected Lisa and fractured her family.
[14:30] What is the Gray Phenomenon?
[17:27] Both in marriage and divorce, it takes two to make it work.
[22:01] You have to handle your divorce like a business.
[24:22] Why statistics get higher as you have more marriages.
[26:57] Despite going through a series of traumatic events, Lisa finds beauty, blessing, and gratefulness in every situation. And how she relates it as Bobo the clown moments.
[30:03] Through it all, Lisa still managed to serve clients and build the divorce town community.
[33:58] The highest rate for Gray Divorce happens in January.
[35:01] The difference between filing at the end versus filing to initiate things.
[38:20] Lisa advocates for her clients through making sure each party is compensated.
[42:06] You really need to know about the people that you're hiring.
[42:48] Lisa educates individuals and couples through resources found in her website.
[45:26]You need to be a proactive partner, not a passive participant in your life matters, because your life does matter. - Lisa
Lisa Decker is a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) with 14 years of experience and has found that divorce is a process and not an event. She found that the best approach for this process is through a holistic team approach. She came up with this online divorce community to connect resources with the people who need them called DivorceTown,USA, Lisa's business is called Divorce Money Matters.
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