One invoice but monthly payments...?

I have a situation when I need to provide one invoice at the beginning of the year stating when and how much the monthly payment will be. I would like the client to be notified each month when that payment is due also.

Is there a way to generate an invoice stating those monthly amounts, then have it split in the 12 amounts thoughout the year?

Or am I going about it the wrong way…suggestions welcome.

Maybe create a recurring invoice which sends 12 invoice and include the total amount in the terms?