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Episode 237: Voluntary Settlement Conferences Instead of Mediation with Kathryn Costas, CDFA

Voluntary Settlement Conferences Instead of Mediation with Kathryn Costas, CDFA

On this episode of THE Amicable Divorce Expert you will learn the following: 
1. What a Voluntary Settlement Conference (VSC) is.
2. Who comprises and attends a VSC.
3. Purpose of a VSC.
4. The Judge in a VSC is chosen by both sides. The Judge is a Private Judge.
5. The Judge in a VSC can be directive in terms of how a Judge in a divorce trial will more than likely decide on issues.
6. What a DissoMaster calculator does for child and spousal support/alimony, and how to use it for support.
7. VSCs take place outside of a courthouse.
8. Who pays for the Judge and all legal and financial professionals in a VSC.
9. How a Mission Statement at the outset of a divorce can be helpful.
10. Divorce is a grieving process and will influence the settlement.
11. The Emotional Settlement and the Legal Settlement, how do people do both?
12. How can a Parenting Coach help in the transition from in-home parenting to co-parenting in two homes.
13. How children are affected by co-parents who fight.
14. The Goal: Two Financially Stable Households
15. Pathway to a confident financial settlement

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Kathy Costas is a Vice President and CDFA® or Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® at EP Wealth Advisors. She has been working in the financial services industry since 1987. She uses her education and personal experience to serve as a compassionate guide to help her clients successfully navigate the financial aspects of the divorce process.

Kathy is a member of the National Association of Divorce Professionals and was appointed by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts as the chair of the Southern California chapter of the Divorce Alliance, a group for divorce professionals. She is also the leader of the Conejo Divorce Resources Professionals group. Kathy is an active volunteer with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is a member of the local chapter of the nonprofit fundraising group Dining For Women.


Email is Kcostas@epwealth.com


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