Recently adding to his American, Illinois State, and Kane County Bar Association memberships, Attorney Timothy Weiler of Weiler & Lengle P.C. now also holds the title of Certified Financial Litigator (CFL), which further enhances his existing litigation skills in the family law arena. He is the 7th attorney in the state of Illinois to become AACFL certified. As a CFL, he is able to assist clients with greater depth and understanding of the financial issues that so often complicate family law and divorce cases.
What exactly is a Certified Financial Litigator? A CFL is a law professional who has been granted a financial education certification by the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators (AACFL), an exclusive recognition granted only to select practitioners who have completed the highest level of financial litigation training and have successfully passed the AACFL’s official examination. The certification demonstrates an attorney’s competence in various financial aspects of litigation, including:
- Valuation (appraisal or estimation of an item’s worth)
- Forensics (litigation involving complex financial accounting)
The Benefits of Working With a CFL
CFLs are valuable in many family law and divorce cases, particularly when money has proven to be a contentious issue. For example, for many couples, signs of divorce due to financial matters emerge as early as during the marriage planning process. Experts say this grim reality can start with a couple’s vision of the wedding budget from day one, which often sets a precedent for the tone and financial dynamic between spouses for the remainder of their union. One spouse may be open and willing to spend a significantly larger amount on the wedding expenses, while the other prefers to save a large portion and put it toward a down payment on a new condo instead. Experts stress that when couples do not talk about money management early on and have very different financial priorities and goals, divorce is very real possibility down the road. Chances are, if money was a problem throughout the marriage, it will likely be a source of conflict during the divorce process.
When you choose to work with a family law attorney who has achieved the status of a Certified Financial Litigator, you are investing in both the outcome of your case and the efficiency of the overall process. A CFL is highly qualified to address common financial conflicts in family law areas such as divorce, including alimony, child support, and the division of debts and assets, possessing an advantageous edge when it comes to financial litigation training. This is an ideal benefit for those with divorce cases involving intricate, high-conflict money disputes or those requiring assistance from a professional with vast knowledge in financial legal matters.
Contact a Kane County Certified Financial Litigator
If you have a high net worth to protect, are concerned about the future of your investments and the state of your assets or debts as you begin the divorce process, speak with a qualified St. Charles divorce lawyer as soon as possible. Attorney Timothy Weiler is also a Certified Financial Litigator accredited by the prestigious, respected AACFL organization. Weiler & Lengle P.C. possesses this esteemed mark of achievement and is able to assist with a variety of family law matters. Contact us today at 630-382-8050 to schedule a consultation.