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Navigating the Divorce Process

Navigating the Divorce Process with Maes Consulting: Eight Essential Steps

Going through a divorce can be an emotionally challenging and overwhelming experience. In such times, you need a reliable partner who can guide you through the process with empathy, expertise, and professionalism. That’s where Maes Consulting comes in. With a unique eight-step approach, Maes Consulting is dedicated to helping you make informed decisions and reach a fair and amicable resolution. Let’s delve into the process to understand how Maes Consulting can support you in your journey to a new beginning.

Legal advice is encouraged all throughout the process.

Step 1: Understanding Your Needs

At Maes Consulting, after you sign the engagement letter, the process begins with a private one-on-one conversation. We take the time to understand your unique situation, your goals, and the challenges you face. By doing this, we ensure that we can provide you with the tailored assistance you need to make well-informed decisions throughout the divorce process.

Step 2: Gathering Disclosure

Gathering the necessary financial information and documentation can be an overwhelming process. We’ll guide you through this step, helping you compile the required disclosure, ensuring nothing is overlooked. Our expertise helps streamline this often complex aspect of divorce.

Step 3: Reviewing Potential Property Divisions and Support Calculations

In some cases, this step involves a joint session, but more often, separate financial meetings are conducted to review potential property divisions and support calculations. Maes Consulting ensures that your financial matters are handled professionally and fairly, providing you with clarity and confidence in the process. Our financial planning service can also help provide an insight into the short- and long-term implications of these decisions.

For joint session files, skip to step 5.

Step 4: Ensuring Agreement

For files that required separate financial meetings, the next step involves a joint meeting. Here, we review the agreed-upon property division and support calculations to ensure that both parties are still in agreement. We also discuss parenting arrangements, recognizing the importance of families with children in the process. In short, we stress test one final time prior to the drafting of the report.

Step 5: Drafting the Report

Maes Consulting drafts a comprehensive report outlining the agreement reached between the parties. This report is then sent to the parties for review and edits, ensuring that all aspects of the agreement are accurately documented. When a final version has been agreed upon, that report, together with the Property Division, Childview Calculations and any other appendices can be forwarded to counsel for review and processing.

Step 6: Collaboration with Legal Counsel

The final version of the draft, along with appendices detailing property division and support calculations, is sent to legal counsel for drafting. This collaborative approach helps ensure that the agreement aligns with legal requirements and standards. The mediator on your file is available to field any questions or clarification requests from your legal counsel regarding the report at no extra charge.

Step 7: Independent Legal Advice

Parties meet with their respective legal counsel to receive independent legal advice regarding the separation agreement. Maes Consulting encourages this step throughout the process, ensuring that all parties have the opportunity to understand the legal implications of their decisions.

Step 8: Finalizing the Divorce

Step 8 can occur in conjunction with Steps 6 and 7 if the parties are in a position to apply for the divorce certificate.


Divorce is a complex process, but with the guidance and support of Maes Divorce Consulting, it becomes a journey toward a new beginning. The eight-step approach ensures that you are well-informed, and the agreements reached are fair and equitable. Throughout the process, MaesDivorce Consulting stands by your side, providing the expertise and empathy needed to navigate the challenging path of divorce with confidence.

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