Katelin Kalik is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, CDFA, Arizona Divorce Financial Expert, Divorce Expert, Expert Witness
math nerd with a passion for helping others. I’m proud to have created a values-based company that positively impacts hundreds a year going through divorce.
As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional, founder of Unhitch Divorce Pros, and organizer of live & online divorce workshops, I help people like you successfully navigate their financial divorce settlements.
We answer the “What-if” questions about spousal support, child support, division of marital property such as retirement plans, investments, the marital home, and so much more. As a result, we empower you to understand and negotiate your divorce with confidence.
It is a pretty interesting story. No one goes off to college thinking, “You know, I think Divorce Financial Analysis is for me!” Never happens! It didn’t happen to me either.
I chose my career path based on what I was good at (numbers & analysis) and my father’s opinion of what would make me the most successful in life (not the most fulfilled). I became a software engineer, and I was good at it. However, I wasn’t helping people, and that is what gives me joy.
After a decade as a software engineer, my husband and I decided to grow our family. I became a full-time mom and we had three beautiful, energetic, mischievous children.
Even when I was a full-time mom I still focused on giving back to our community. I led classes in personal finance and financially coached families.
Mischievousness in action
Watching the grand-babies grow
One day, a good friend of mine that I highly respect asked if I had ever thought of becoming a financial advisor. The revelation was as if I was smacked in the back of the head by the universe. Financial advice took my skill for math & analysis and combined it with my joy for helping others. As a result, I finally felt like my life was in alignment!
The first case I handled was for family members that I love and care about very much. They needed life insurance, so I submitted their applications and scheduled them for the physical exams.
IT SAVED HIS LIFE!
He had an aggressive form of cancer and they caught it early. He is now cancer-free and will be able to watch his grandchildren grow up. It was a sign. I’m religious so I know it was God telling me I’m on the right path.
Over time I noticed more and more recently divorced women coming to our office desperate for help. They were trying to make sense of their divorce settlements. They didn’t understand the rules of the retirement & investment plans split in their divorce, as a result, they had made very costly mistakes.
I kept being reminded of my parents’ divorce when I was a teenager. I was old enough to understand what was happening. However, my father didn’t just divorce my mom. He divorced his whole family. I never saw him again.
My amazing mom & I hanging out and having fun
I decided to channel and transform the pain from that time. I used it to motivate me and help others. That’s when I founded Unhitch Divorce Pros and my joy for helping others began to REALLY change lives.
I believe good work done is the measurement of success. This philosophy drives us to help as many people in your situation as we can. Through our live and online divorce workshops, community outreach, client & litigation services and everything else we offer – we’re in this to make a difference!
Most importantly, we’re dedicated to giving you the step-by-step guidance needed to successfully negotiate your divorce financial settlement with confidence. We want to help you get back on track and achieve your goals and dreams after your divorce.
Whether you’re starting the divorce process, in the middle of negotiations, or trying to get back on track, it doesn’t matter where you are. We’re here to help.