August Client Spotlight: Christine Palmer Hennigan

Updated: Aug 8, 2018

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Christine Palmer Hennigan has been dedicated to helping individuals and businesses achieve their goals through financial planning. She specializes in working with clients who are divorced, widowed or otherwise left to prepare for an independent future. Christine’s areas of expertise include investments*, insurance, retirement, estate and divorce planning.

Christine offers specifically tailored services for her clients designed to assist them in meeting their personal financial goals, while also helping them to provide for a secure future. She frequently works with attorneys and mediators as well as their clients to navigate the complex financial aspects of the divorce process, including help in determining the short and long-term financial impact of proposed divorce settlements.

A graduate of Drexel University, Christine received her BS in Finance in 1990, and began her career with 1847Financial soon after. Since then, Christine has worked tirelessly to involve women in financial decision-making. She has seen the problems that arise when women are unfamiliar with their finances before a divorce or death. She has worked with women who knew little more than their spouses’ company name and title, or had no prior knowledge of compensation, benefits or accounts. Christine works to be involved pre-divorce to help with financial strategy, and post- to help her clients move forward with new plans.

Christine has taken a leadership role in her community, presenting on panels about the gender disadvantages women face in financial planning. In addition to her role as a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) with 1847Financial, a local agency of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, Christine has worked as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA) for more than a decade, affording her the ability to be in the room with the attorneys during divorce proceedings. As the Principal of Divorce Wealth Strategies, LLC, Christine’s clients benefit from the very beginning, as they have already developed a solid financial strategy.

Christine is a member of the Chester County Estate Planning Council, WRN of Chester County, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA), the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP), Society of Professional Women (SPW), the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), and a member/ vendor of the Women’s Health Source. Her passion for empowering women in their finances has led to her recent quoting by The Wall Street Journal and as a featured interview published in Penn Mutual’s annual report. She has been a recurring speaker for the Family Law Section of the Chester County Bar and has sat on the past boards of WRN of Chester County and an advisory board of Nordstrom of King of Prussia where she developed a 3 part fashion and finance series. Christine resides in West Chester, Pa., with her husband Michael and their two children. Christine may be reached for phone or appointment consultations in her West Chester, PA office at 610-429-4020.

*Registered Representative of and Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through Hornor, Townsend, and Kent, Inc. (HTK). Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA/SIPC, Eight Tower Bridge, 161 Washington Street, Suite 700, Conshohocken, PA 19428, 610-771-1020. 1847Financial and Divorce Wealth Strategies, LLC are not affiliated with Hornor, Townsend, and Kent, Inc. HTK does not provide legal and tax advice. Always consult a qualified tax advisor regarding your personal tax situation and a qualified legal professional for your personal estate planning situation.