MARICOPA COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY MEDIATORS
Michelle Buonincontri is hired by individuals and couples going through divorce, their attorneys, and other divorce professionals working on their behalf. As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™), she analyzes both the short and long-term financial implications of various divorce settlement options, including tax consequences, to help clients understand the big picture and details of settlement decisions. Michelle can assist in the discovery process with the data gathering and preparation of the Financial Affidavit, as well as with lifestyle analysis, budgets, and forecasting. This information helps clients to make difficult financial decisions, during their divorce, with confidence and peace of mind.
For Attorneys, she provides clear in-depth exhibits and data that help demonstrate the current and future state of client settlement decisions. Additionally, individual services such as pension valuation, executive compensation analysis, lifestyle analysis, etc. are offered. Michelle believes that each family is different and her individualized solutions and guidance focuses on achieving their financial success while minimizing risk within the parameters that clients are comfortable with.
Michelle is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional (CFP®), and as such handles all clients with the utmost ethical and fiduciary standard of care. She also performs full service financial planning and retirement planning, and investment managment services through Sensible Money, LLC. Additional training as a mediator and life coach help to provide the neutral backdrop to help facilitate a process in which clients make informed and intelligent decisions that support their family and future.
Michelle is a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, writes for Credit.com, serves on the Board of Directors for the Financial Planning Association as Director of Public Relations for the Greater Phoenix chapter, is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators, is a frequent presenter for the Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, and participates in various pro-bono financial literacy events throughout the year.