As an Attorney, do you work with divorcing couples? If so, have you utilized vocational expertise to help level out the uncharted territory for your client?
My company, Vocational Resources Plus LLC, offers vocational consulting services, and specifically, an earning capacity evaluation will benefit parties in a divorce in many ways.
Whether employed, unemployed or underemployed, an earning capacity evaluation offers valuable information regarding a person’s working world.
If you need a clear, objective picture of a divorcing husband’s or a divorcing wife’s earning potential, and not just what he or she is currently earning during the divorce process, but how their vocational background could unfold with options and corresponding wage information, let me help!
As a vocational expert, I know what skills are in demand in today’s employment market, and what income these skills can command in various careers.
I report on the evidence and am always prepared to back it up through expert testimony!
An evaluation provides recommendations on the person’s functional capacity, personality, work skills and abilities, transferable skills, work values, aptitudes, interests, motivators, work readiness and ideas for employment.
Any recommendation or opinion is backed up with supportive data that highlights the individual’s vocational presence.
Based on individual circumstances of employability, hireability and placeability (3 of my favorite ability descriptors!), other factors are assessed, for example, job seeking skills and job search records.
Most importantly, during a divorce your client’s personal story deserves to be heard, especially when discussing talents that include job skills and the career the person gravitates towards.
Results of all assessments and analyses are explained accordingly in a clearly written report.
I can help tell your client’s vocational story realistically and persuasively.
In one case I’m aware of, the divorcing woman declined to hire her own expert (umm: me) and found herself at a serious disadvantage. The “opposing” vocational expert sure did a number on what he declared she would earn in today’s workforce in central Iowa, even though she hadn’t worked anywhere in 12 years (and when she had worked it was in a different country!)
There were inaccuracies, false statements and numerous errors in this expert’s report on a specific career (it was teacher). This made made me wonder if he (the opposing expert) had actually ever talked to a teacher about their job in real life! (Ahh, try being married to a teacher like me!)
The opposing expert did not make sense! In central Iowa, a teacher does not start out the first year earning a $50k salary (especially when the individual has an outdated bachelor degree from a non-accredited college outside of the U.S., no teaching license, no certification(s), and no recent teaching experience)! The person wouldn’t even qualify to interview!
Talk about needing a true earnings capacity!
Knowing your client’s earnings ability will directly impact the resolution of the economic aspects of the divorce case.
Even following divorce, my services can help an “ex” find appropriate work. With the results of interest and aptitude tests, along with professional guidance, the value of hiring a vocational consultant is enhanced should the cost of placement services be included in the alimony proceedings.
Contact me to discuss how I can help level the playing field so the divorce process moves in a fair and equitable manner. It makes sense to have a person’s earning capacity known early in the proceedings.
Know what you need to know about your client before a different report may try to say otherwise! Having valid and reliable information on earnings directly impacts the resolution of the economic aspects of any divorce.
Time to Get Level
Call me ~ Amy ~ at 515-778-0634. If I don’t answer, please leave a message! Or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and I’ll get back to you. Thank you for reading and I look forward to helping you help your client!
My professional consulting practice focuses on helping attorneys help their clients with civil litigation matters.