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“Mediate your divorce with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who has the financial knowledge and experience to help you reach the settlement you’re seeking, then let us help you execute it. We take all the stress out of the process, while saving you thousands of dollars.”

Mercedes Barker, CDFA®
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Civil and Family: Divorce, Child Custody Mediator
Your Divorce Financial Analyst (YDFA)

Your Divorce Financial Analyst is cost-effective and with you for the entire process.

At YDFA, our job is to help you understand how the decisions you make today will impact your financial future. We help you navigate the financial complexities to reach the settlement you are seeking. Our CDFA® Professional will prepare a summary of meetings and your detailed settlement agreement for our attorney(s) to review and/or paper, or to include in a pro se divorce packet (a do-it-yourself, no attorneys) all at a fraction of the cost.

Our services include deeply discounted realtor fees through Gabrianna Realty to list your home or other properties should that be part of your settlement. Gabrianna Realty is an active real estate brokerage firm with the Houston Association of Realtors servicing Houston and all the surrounding cities of Houston. In most cases, the savings pay for the cost of your divorce settlement services. Gabrianna Realty Team of Realtors can also find your new home at no cost to you.

We are with you throughout the entire process including post-divorce. Having a CDFA® Professional could save you thousands of dollars and potentially serious repercussions down the line.

What is a CDFA®?

A CDFA® is one who specializes in the financial issues surrounding divorce. The role of the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst includes acting as an advisor to one party’s divorce lawyer, or as a mediator for both parties. A CDFA® uses his or her knowledge of tax law, asset distribution, and short- and long-term financial planning to achieve an equitable settlement.

Why YDFA?

Because YDFA can handle every aspect of your divorce process. It begins with creating your settlement agreement through mediation. By applying tax optimization and an accurate valuation of ALL assets (investments, retirement accounts, pensions, businesses, expenses, rental properties, etc.), YDFA can help craft a creative settlement that reflects your desired outcome, quite possibly saving both of you taxes so you can keep more of your hard-earned money. Unless you’re opting for an uncontested pro se divorce (do-it-yourself), we have attorneys to draft your settlement, so you can rest assured that the legal aspects are covered.

Once the agreement is reached, YDFA has a team of professionals to help you execute it. 

  • Legal Services
  • QDRO Specialists
  • Real Estate Services (deeply discounted Realtor Fees to list your property, no cost as buyer’s agent)

Let us help you through it, every step of the way, so you can start the next phase of your life with confidence and control.

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Post-Divorce

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Your Divorce Financial Analyst LLC

Mercedes Barker, CDFA®
Mercedes Barker, CDFA®

Mercedes Barker is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Professional at YDFA (Your Divorce Financial Analyst LLC), a Civil and Family: Divorce, Child Custody Mediator and a Realtor and Partner at Gabrianna Realty.

Who is Mercedes Barker?

Mercedes Barker offers her clients a rare combination of skills and insight that cover the basic key elements of every divorce: Financial Analysis, Mediation, and Real Estate. Having lived in Barcelona, Spain and Buenos Aires, Argentina for 25 years, she is multi-cultural and fluent in Spanish.

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst

Mercedes Barker is the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst at Your Divorce Financial Analyst. A CDFA® is one who specializes in the financial issues surrounding divorce. Her role as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst includes acting as an advisor to one party, a party’s divorce lawyer, or as a mediator for both parties. She uses her knowledge of tax law, asset distribution, and short and long-term financial planning to help couples achieve the divorce settlement they are seeking.

Civil and Family: Divorce, Child Custody Mediator

Mercedes Barker is also a Mediator at Your Divorce Financial Analyst.

Realtor and Partner

Mercedes Barker is a licenced Realtor and Partner at Gabrianna LLC servicing Midland and Odessa, Katy, Richmond, Sugarland, Cypress and other areas of Houston.

www.GabriannaRealty.com
*Real estate or Legal Professional services are not endorsed or warrantied by the firm.

Personal History

Her father is a US citizen and her mother was Argentine. As a US citizen herself, she lived in Barcelona, Spain for 20+ years and another 5 in Buenos Aires. English and Spanish are her two mother tongues and is equally fluent in both.

In her free time, she composes and produces music in her home studio. She is also an ACBL Life Master bridge player, Accredited Bridge Teacher and Club Director. Her bridge activities are currently limited to playing in local clubs and tournaments.

She lives in Katy (Houston), TX. However, using today’s technology, she is able to service clients not only the state of Texas, but nationwide as well.

Contact Us

Call (833) Divvy-Up or (833) 348-8987
today for a FREE consultation.

Email:
mercedes@yourdivorcefinancialanalyst.com

Office Location:

2717 Commercial Center Blvd.
Suite E200
Katy, TX 77494
 

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