Tip 1: Back yourself
Have the confidence that you do know what you are talking about.
Tip 2: Know what you don’t know
Identify what you need to learn – find the resources and build your contacts.
Tip 3: Show you are an authority in this field
Understanding where your professional knowledge can be incredibly valuable and build up trust with your professional contacts.
Tip 4: Get to know the other professionals involved in the process
Learn the basics about the legal process – lawyers, actuaries, financial neutrals, mediators, psychotherapists and many others.
Tip 5: Build your network
Think about what you are comfortable with and build on that expertise – join local professional networks (such as PODs).
Tip 6: Don’t dabble, you need to commit
Ask yourself why you want to be involved in this space. You need to build up your experience in this area.
Tip 7: Be authentic
By being authentic you will be trusted. Have the courage to say when you don’t know.
Tip 8: Get involved earlier in the process
It can be much more rewarding to be involved in a divorce earlier in the process.
Tip 9: Little ways you can add great value
You’ve got loads of expertise, don’t give it away for free.
Tip 10: Join the community
Share your challenges with fellow professionals working in a similar space. This is not a purely competitive area – we share with each other and learn from each other.