Why Hire A CDFA™ During Your Divorce Process?

We bring the expertise of a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ to your negotiation table.

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) is a financial planner with specific training and accreditation for working with divorcing clients. A CDFA™ works on the financial issues for those facing divorce, in the process of a divorce, or post-divorce, helping clients clearly and confidently move ahead with their financial future.

Financial analysis conducted early in the divorce process can save time.

The average length of the 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. A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) can explain all financial aspects of the pending decisions and help to empower their client to make educated decisions throughout the proceedings.

A CDFA™ can help their client save money during the divorce process.

By using a CDFA™, you gain a clearer view of your financial future. Only then can you approach a legal settlement that fully addresses your financial needs and capabilities. A legal settlement that floats back and forth between lawyers, without the client having a clear understanding of all financial ramifications, can be detrimental, time consuming and expensive. A CDFA™ can educate their clients by providing a thorough knowledge and understanding of the often-complicated financial decisions.

A CDFA™ can help their clients avoid long-term financial pitfalls related to divorce agreements.

Working with a client and their lawyer or mediator, a CDFA™ can forecast the long-term effects of the divorce settlement. This includes details of all tax liabilities and benefits. Developing a long-term forecast for their financial situation is far better than a short-term snapshot. Financial decisions must be made that not only take care of immediate family needs, but retirement needs as well.

A CDFA™ can assist their clients with developing detailed household budgets to help avoid post-divorce financial struggles.

A CDFA™ can help clients think through what the divorce will really cost in the long run and develop a realistic monthly budget. Expenses such as life insurance, health insurance and cost of living increases must be taken into consideration when agreeing on a final financial settlement.

Using a CDFA™ can reduce the amount of apprehension and misunderstanding about the divorce process.

Misinformation and misconceptions about the divorce process can be detrimental. Many have false expectations that they will be able to secure a divorce settlement allowing them to continue with their accustomed style of living. Financial divorce analysis helps to ensure a good, stable economic future and prevent long-term regret with financial decisions made during the divorce process.