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Off-Field Breakups Surge: 60% to 80% of Pro Athletes Will Divorce

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Pro Athlete Direct™ Discusses Athletes' Immediate Need for Qualified Legal Representation

SEATTLE, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Athlete Direct™, the company that connects attorneys with professional athlete clients, identified a troubling trend facing the nation's professional athletes:

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Research indicates that 60 to 80 percent of pro athletes will divorce[1] in their lifetimes.  This high figure underscores the need that this group has for qualified legal representation.  Pro Athlete Direct™ seeks to address this problem by connecting the best family law and divorce attorneys with their sports agents and their athlete clients.

"No one ever wants it to happen, but when it happens, you need the right attorney," said Brian Ouellette, Co-Founder of Pro Athlete Direct™. "Unfortunately, Pro athletes face a very high rate of divorce. With substantial money and real estate assets at issue in these cases, athletes need the best representation they can get. For the best family and divorce attorneys out there, they need a way to make connections." 

The divorce data is part of a bigger picture of financial planning and real estate needs among professional athletes.  According to various sources, professional athletes across the board in over 10 different sports, earn an average of $1.6 million per year.  Yet, professional athletes also tend to run into financial difficulty, with over 60 percent of pro athletes becoming "broke" within five years of leaving their sports careers[2].  Divorce is a large contributor to these failing numbers.

Pro Athlete Direct™ offers select attorneys the unique ability to connect with athletes and most importantly, the sports agents who represent them.  The company has identified a distinct opportunity available, right now, for those who want to build their client base and practices dramatically by tapping into the underserved pro athlete market.

  • Athletes divorce at a high rate: With the divorce rate at 60 to 80 percent for pro athletes, this is a client base in need of direction.
  • Divorce is a big reason Sports Illustrated reports that over 60 percent of athletes go broke within five years of retirement:  Good attorneys can help fix this.
  • Athletes earn significant money but need good legal advice: Professional athletes earn an average of $1.6 million per year and need good attorneys to help them protect their wealth during divorce.
  • Athletes provide referrals:  Due to the nature of the industry, this is the highest referral client base we are aware of.
  • 100 percent of athletes need legal representation, whether they divorce or not:  Taking preemptive action, with the best legal representation available, can protect themselves and their families.

To learn the details about this niche client base that needs help, download the infographic that is available for a limited time at: proathletedirect.com/2014_attorney_connect_infographic

About Pro Athlete Direct: Pro Athlete Direct's coaching platform empowers attorneys, financial advisors and realtors to build lucrative client relationships with sports agents and pro athletes in over 20 professional sports leagues. 

"We have identified a unique client segment that is at once in great need but, oddly, underserved by professionals who can help." Brian Ouellette, Co-Founder, 2014 interview.

Utilizing their proprietary Education Based Marketing System, Pro Athlete Direct™ members are positioned as an authority and trusted advisor in the beginning of the client relationship.  This is the distinction.  

Founded by a former Wall Streeter/entrepreneur and veteran high-ticket sales consultant, the company has identified this unique, yet underserved client base for select professionals who are looking to grow their practices quickly, while working within an exciting industry.

*Numbers are estimates only. Various sources sited, including: NY Times, Sports Illustrated, Sports Business Daily, Wikipedia and USAToday. The salaries do not include endorsement deals and/or other income from outside sources.

Media Contact:
Brian Ouellette
Co-Founder
Pro Athlete Direct™
Phone: 877-979 7223
www.twitter.com/sbrianouellette
www.proathletedirect.com 
Email 


[1] "Athletic Prowess - FA Magazine." 2012. 14 Aug. 2014 < http://www.fa-mag.com/news/athletic-prowess-feat-4475.html >

[2] "Pro athletes and financial trouble – USATODAY.com." 2012. 13 Aug. 2014
< http://www.usatoday.com/sports/story/2012-04-22/Pro-athletes-and-financial-trouble/54465664/1 >

 

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