Sam Thornal, Private Wealth Advisor and Chief Executive Officer of Encircle Wealth Advisors, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Plano, Texas that specializes in financial planning for people going through divorce. Sam has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, with 15 years of experience as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. Sam also holds designations as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner, Chartered Financial Consultant®, and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠.

He and his team of Certified Divorce Financial Analysts have used their specialized training when working with several prominent divorce attorneys in the Plano, Frisco, McKinney, and Dallas area. Sam has been a featured speaker at several regional events for attorneys and CPAs as well as being published in Family Lawyer Magazine and in Kiplinger’s where he discussed the topic of Tax Strategies during property division and the importance of having a “financial team.”

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ESTIMATING HOUSING EXPENSES FOR A NEW OR EXISTING HOUSE AFTER A DIVORCE

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FINANCIAL LIFESTYLE

posted September 19, 2018

With potentially a third of your income going toward your home expenses each month, it is important for you to start estimating what your current or future home will cost to maintain after divorce.

USING FINANCIAL PLANNING TO ADJUST YOUR FINANCIAL GOALS DURING DIVORCE

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FINANCIAL GOALS & PLANNING

posted September 12, 2018

Working with a financial advisor during the divorce can provide you the insight on what you may or may not want to ask for in the divorce. Start the financial planning processes early to set divorce financial goals, so you can...

DEFINING SMART GOALS GOING INTO A DIVORCE

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FINANCIAL GOALS & PLANNING

posted September 5, 2018

Taking control of your finances when entering a divorce requires establishing a financial plan. A financial advisor who is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® can provide insight into the impact of divorce on your...

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Encircle Wealth Advisors – Sam Thornal

3004 Communications Parkway Ste 100A

Plano, TX 75093

Financial Lifestyles – Jean Schmisseur

5700 Granite Parkway Suite 200,

Granite Park Building Two

Plano, TX 75024

Thrive Mortgage – Deborah Byrd

5601 Granite Parkway Suite 550B

Plano, TX 75024