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What is a CDFA?

The role of the CDFA® is to assist the client and his/her lawyer to understand how the financial decisions he/she makes today will impact the client’s financial future.

Divorce, Recession Style

The way that couples – and the professionals assisting them – are dealing with divorce has had to change dramatically to keep up with today’s financial realities.

Advice from a Judge

A Family Court Judge talks about effective preparation for court – and how to achieve results in court by utilizing all available resources.

Top Ten Divorce Tips

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts offer their tips to help you sidestep some common divorce-related problems.

Tax Tips and Traps

Here are two topics you’d probably rather not think about: Divorce and Taxes. If you’re separated or newly divorced, however, it could be worth your while to get some good financial advice about both.

The Leading Causes of Divorce: Survey

According to an August 2013 survey of 191 CDFA professionals from across North America, the three leading causes of divorce are basic incompatibility, infidelity, and money issues.

Separated People now Contacting Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) Professionals Before Lawyers: Survey

People at the beginning of the divorce process now recognize that the financial issues they’re facing are as important as the legal ones – and many of them are now seeking financial advice about their situation before they enter a lawyer’s office.

Financial Health Check-up

Take this short quiz to find out whether you get a clean bill of financial health – or if you require emergency care.

Avoiding Common Divorce Pitfalls

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts® offer their best tips to help you avoid some of the most common mistakes made by divorcing people.

Discovering your Financial Reality

Understanding your financial situation will give you a sense of control over your life – before, during, and after divorce.

Surviving Financially after Divorce

How to prepare yourself to deal with the financial realities of divorce.

Tips: Avoiding Financial Traps

Here are some tips to help you avoid some of the common financial pitfalls of divorce.

Negotiating your Future

When you’re negotiating your divorce settlement, preparation is the key to success. Are you really ready to negotiate your future?

Avoiding Financial Disaster

Here are some tips to help you avoid some of the common financial pitfalls of divorce.

Settlement and Separation Agreements

What you need to know before creating a settlement or separation agreement.

Making your Case for Spousal Support

Many states and provinces consider your marital standard of living and your pre-divorce lifestyle as major factors in awarding spousal support. Here’s how to make sure the financial documents you create will work for you and not against you.

Understanding Spousal Support

What you need to know right now about spousal support: in Canada and the United States.

Prenuptial Agreements and Marriage Contracts

If you’re thinking of taking the plunge for a second time, you should seriously consider having a prenuptial agreement or marriage contract in place before you walk down the aisle.

Protecting your Credit Score

Protecting your credit score during divorce.

Who Gets What? Dividing Property During Divorce

Divorce is a time of emotional stress. It can be difficult to decide which property is "yours," "mine,""ours," or "theirs." Here are some pointers.

Safe Harbor

Here’s help navigating the financial dangers of divorce so you’ll reach safe harbor: a financially sound future.

Taking Control

Understanding your income and expenses will help you to gain control of your finances – and life – during divorce.

Divorce Information

If you’re facing the challenges of divorce, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find information about the process, and how a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) can help to ensure a fair financial settlement.

Why Hire a CDFA professional

The average length of the U.S. divorce process is one year. In the beginning stages of the process, both parties spend a great deal of time trying to get a clear understanding of the financial aspects and terminology of the separation.

How CDFA professionals Help

The financial ramifications of a divorce can be devastating. But, with proper planning and expert help from professionals specializing in financially equitable divorce settlements, you can increase your chances of arriving at a settlement that fully addresses your long-term financial needs -- and your spouses too. What's missing in most divorce processes is financial expertise.

Checklists/Worksheets

PDF documents you can print and use to help you gain clarity about your situation and priorities during the divorce process.

FAQs

Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Divorce Settlements

15 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a CDFA professional.

CDFAs are a valuable resource. They can represent a knowledgeable partner while going through a difficult and, often, confusing time. When hiring a CDFA it can seem a little overwhelming. Especially when you don't know what to expect.