Collaborative Professionals of the Shenandoah Valley
Terry D. HessTerry D. Humphries, CPA, CDFA

Divorce. I never thought it would happen to me. Divorce only happens to others, family, friends, and clients. But I was wrong, it did happen to me. I have watched others struggle financially and emotionally from the fallout of divorce. Now I could more than relate to their struggles.

My experience was much like the others, legal fees, counseling, more medical costs and loss of friendships. I knew there must be a better approach to divorce than the way I was experiencing it. And there was a better approach -- the collaborative model.

The collaborative model provides a fresh approach to the divorce process by providing an environment where new life goals can be identified and problem-solving can occur with the help of attorneys, coaches, and financial professionals as needed. The collaborative process is focused on the best win-win situation verses the win-lose focus of litigation. Another benefit of this process is that it is less costly and issues can be resolved in a respectful manner.

Although this model grew out of divorce litigation, this model can also be applied to other areas where disputes arise including estate and employment areas.

Divorce. It is my commitment to use this approach to help families in life transitions to recover and thrive financially. There really is a better approach - the collaborative way!

Business Information
Firm Name: Martin Beachy & Arehart
Phone: (540) 433-2488
Fax: (540) 433-7151
Address: 209 North High St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
E-mail: Click to send an e-mail
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Collaborative Practice Group Membership

Collaborative Professionals of the Shenandoah Valley

Collaborative Practice Training
Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2007 Basic Interdisciplinary Team Training Mark Hill, CFP, CDFA.  
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Undergraduate: Emory & Henry College - B.A. 1984
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Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Virginia

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