Source: Ezharmony Divorce Solutions
As a financial planner and investment advisor for more than 15 years, Kimberly Malesky noticed the same pattern among new clients seeking advice after going through a divorce: They came to her too late.
So Malesky launched Ezharmony Divorce Solutions. Based in Montecito, the company offers tailored financial advice to individuals and couples contemplating divorce or in the midst of a divorce. Her goal is to guide and support her clients through the divorce process, ensuring they understand the financial and emotional implications of their decisions, avoid common money mistakes, and reach a fair divorce settlement.
Malesky is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a trained mediator, and a collaborative divorce professional. She works both as a financial advocate for individuals going through a divorce, and as a financially neutral advisor to couples needing help dividing their assets and liabilities. Her services include guiding clients on their options for reaching a settlement – whether that’s through managing the divorce themselves, with the assistance of a third-party mediator, with the help of a legal and financial team, or through litigation. She supports them through the entire process.
Divorce is one of the toughest, most stressful experiences that a person can go through. While many factors play a role in that stress, concerns about money and fear of making financial mistakes are often the biggest worry and can lead people to delay or stall the process, Malesky said. Other couples rush to secure a divorce, only to realize their final settlement locks them into a difficult financial position, she added.
Some of the common mistakes Malesky sees people make is underestimating what their spending will be post-divorce, expecting their attorney to act as a financial advisor, and allowing emotions to influence their decisions. Malesky prides herself on offering her clients level-headed financial and emotional guidance to ensure they get the support they deserve.
“Save yourself the headache and the financial burden of not doing it right from the beginning,” Malesky tells her clients. “Outsourcing the financials to an expert allows you to untangle your finances with confidence, enabling you to spend more time with your family, children, friends and writing a new life chapter for yourself.”
— Ezharmony is located at 1187 Coast Village Rd., Suite #1-778, Montecito, CA 93108.
For more information or to schedule a free, 20-minute consultation, go to https://www.ezharmony.com or call 805 770-5235.