What's A Quadro ? If you don't know; Don't Tangle with Divorce

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    Whenever we write a post about Divorce...we get questions and students for our DREAM (Divorce Real Estate 

Mentoring) course.

   ListenAgents who "assume" that all that's required to be successful in this niche is to "be a good listener."  To us, this is akin to Newbies in real estate who know they will be top producers because "they like people." Yikes !

     We take some of the same courses as Lawyers take for their continuing legal education credits.  It helps us to better understand and work with people during a difficult time in their lives.   One of the basic agreements in ANY divorce....this is not native to Wisconsin, is a QUADRO, (pronounced  Quad Row) it is a qualified domestic relations order.  That's the legal definition   as it relates to a retirement or pension plan and the evaluation of joint marital ownership in these plans.

        From our  view, a CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst) is the best person to review this situation...you don't see  general practioner for surgery...anFinancial Surgeryd this IS financial surgery...and best done by the people who do this every day and have chosen to make it their specialty. 

      This financial division of pensions can become more complex with multiple marriages by one or both spouses.  There are professions, by their very nature, who have a higher than "average" rate of divorce with Police and Firefighters being among them. Multiple marriages are not unusual in these professions and can become more complicated in this aspect.

      Lawyers in Wisconsin have opportunties to "Learn and Earn" six CLE (Continuing legal education) credits at workshops being held around the state in Milwaukee -Sept 7th, Stevens Point -Sept. 12th, Green Bay -Sept.20th, Racine, Sept. 27th and Madison Oct. 11th.  For further information and registration for these events, Wisconsin lawyers may click here.  These workshops are brought to you by DFS,

Divorce Financial Solutions Divorce Financial Solutions  a company that has worked with financial issues in divorce for many years.

         If you or anyone you know is thinking about Divorce or is in the process of divorce, there are many, many things to consider...we always recommend going to the highest and best source for every aspect that will impact the rest of the lives of both spouses and their children. Dream Course in Real Estate

       Sally K. & David L. Hanson are the only certified Divorce real estate agents in Wisconsin.  Beyond that, we teach the  DREAM "divorce course"  and agents across the country are welcome to contact us for further information on the course and openings in enrollment that may be available.  Please use DIVORCE as the subject line and ask for more information by emailing: Sally@HansonRealEstate.Net, we are honored to be of service.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Sally K. & David L. Hanson this is a specialty that most real estate agents are totally oblivious about.... your term "financial surgery" is right on target....easy enough to understand the meaning....

Aug 13, 2017 05:26 AM #1
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Sally K. & David L. Hanson None of this would be necessary if folks after spending decades together would just adopt the philosophy of Rodney King, "Can't we all just get along?"

Aug 13, 2017 05:33 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Sally and David. It is not as easy as saying "it's over"! Enjoy your day!

Aug 13, 2017 05:49 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally and David. I like the first analogy and agree. If you can't cook, get out of the kitchen. This is serios stuff.

Aug 13, 2017 06:09 AM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists

I like the term "financial surgery". You two know all about this niche, and are the Realtors to work with in WI!

Aug 13, 2017 06:17 AM #5
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Handling the split down the middle or one side, the other of 50/50. QUADRO.. very familiar with those in our real estate hokey pokey. If over 50% chance of divorce and I read 72% for second marriages within the first two years with difficult blending of families, they happen in our profession to buyers and sellers we work with and help Sally K. & David L. Hanson !

Aug 13, 2017 07:11 AM #6
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Sally and David -- more great insight into your niche.  Your posts on the subject continue to underscore how important it is to work with the right business partners when divorce enters the picture.  

Aug 13, 2017 07:37 AM #7
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sally, you two are the best of the best when it comes to divorce and real estate!

Aug 13, 2017 08:41 AM #8
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Sally K. & David L. Hanson,

Love the term "financial surgery" it is a perfect description and so easily understood!

Aug 13, 2017 09:31 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David I was not familiar with the term so I learned something new.

Aug 13, 2017 09:36 AM #10
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I have to admit every time I read your blog post I feel a hundred percent smarter when I finish Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Aug 13, 2017 01:19 PM #11
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Well, I sure as heck didn't know what it meant before reading your post.  You really are experts!

Aug 13, 2017 01:50 PM #12
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, this is so true - you don't see a general surgeon for brain surgery - and seeking the right counsel to help clear the muddy waters of divorce are imperative, Hansons both. A CDFA is the only way to go but, sadly, divorcing couples go the 'cheap' route or allow their individual attorneys to handle everything - including the critical finance part. 

It's a shame too - in the end, it winds up costing them more, I think!

Hope you have a fantastic week ahead!

Aug 13, 2017 03:16 PM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sally and David- well I did not know what the word meant but do now. It is so important to build a team of professionals and that most definitely includes agents certified in this area as well as divorce financial analysts. I

Aug 13, 2017 06:33 PM #14
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Sally.

Our next meeting is this Wednesday.  I'm going to talk about your class in that meeting.

Aug 14, 2017 02:20 AM #15
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Sally and David.  There's a lot more to working with real estate for those divorcing than most people know.

Aug 14, 2017 04:52 AM #16
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

These can be all questions that are a little awkward but are well worth it rather than the people stay silent

Aug 14, 2017 11:12 PM #17
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Gabe Sanders there are so many nuance and the one thing people don't understand is connections and how they work

Aug 14, 2017 11:13 PM #18
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