Skip to content

Brandi Ruffalo

Brandi Ruffalo


Clark County Clay County Clinton County Coles County Cook County Crawford County Cumberland County De Witt County DeKalb County Douglas County DuPage County Edgar County Edwards County Effingham County Fayette County Ford County Franklin County Fulton County Union County Vermilion County Wabash County Warren County Washington County Wayne County White County Whiteside County Will County Williamson County Winnebago County Woodford County Hamilton County Hancock County Hardin County Henderson County Henry County Iroquois County Jackson County Jasper County Jefferson County Jersey County Jo Daviess County Johnson County Kane County Kankakee County Kendall County Knox County Lake County LaSalle County Lawrence County Lee County Livingston County Logan County Macon County Macoupin County Madison County Marion County Marshall County Mason County Bureau County Calhoun County Carroll County Scott County Shelby County St. Clair County Stark County Stephenson County Menard County Mercer County Monroe County Montgomery County Morgan County Moultrie County Ogle County Peoria County Perry County Piatt County Pike County Pope County Pulaski County Putnam County Randolph County Richland County Rock Island County Saline County Sangamon County Schuyler County Cass County Champaign County Christian County Massac County McDonough County McHenry County McLean County Tazewell County Gallatin County Greene County Grundy County Illinois Adams County Alexander County Bond County Boone County Brown County Financial Financial - Planner/Advisor Financial - Business Valuations Financial - Forensic Accountant Financial - Certified Divorce Financial Analyst Financial - Insurance


Experience in Marital Dissolution Matters

My practice has presented me with many different opportunities to assist clients in financial matters. Divorce cases often present complex financial issues regardless of the size of the case.

In divorce, two parties that were not only life partners but who were also business partners in their marital estate are attempting to separate. These parties who worked very closely together are now in a face-off and have every incentive to protect their own positions. This naturally results in mistrust. Additionally, all of the reasons that they are separating become amplified in the emotional aspects of the divorce which often leads to irrational decisions regarding financial matters.

The reality is that even in a perfectly amicable divorce, the issues surrounding financial matters will often cause tremendous underlying tension. There is an unknown for both parties that relates to the potential division of their assets as well as the impact of commitments that they may make on their future.

My objective in divorce engagements is to assist parties to understand the questions they can ask, the steps and time to get their questions answered, to help them assess the risk and costs of obtaining those answers, and to move toward settlement or resolution in an informed position. It is my experience that parties who gain an understanding and actively participate in the financial decision making in their divorce are better participants in the process and also better prepared for life after the process.


Powered By GrowthZone