Experts advice is invaluable to assist with settlement as family law matters often involve high emotions, mental health, financial, economic and tax issues. Experts are needed in almost every divorce case, at a minimum, to value certain assets – agreeing upon a joint valuation expert avoids the costs of two valuations and time expended in disagreement over different values. Co-parent counselors and therapists can work through many issues preventing parties from agreeing to a custodial arrangement for their children. Financial advisors are often employed to create budgets and discuss investment and retirement options. The result is a comprehensive agreement with the needs of the parties addressed and future planning in mind.