Frequently Asked Questions
The answers you need for a healthy and mutually beneficial divorce
A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® Professional helps couples achieve an amicable and equitable divorce settlement. We specialize in the unique financial circumstances couples face during divorce like long-term tax implications, asset valuation and distribution, dividing retirement and pension accounts, spousal and child support, along with comprehensive financial planning before and after the divorce is finalized.
You can work with a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® Professional in several ways: an advisor to one or both parties, mediator, or in conjunction with a divorce attorney. Our job is to help you find personal and financial security through a divorce.
There is no “simple” way to go through a divorce, but there are options for an equitable and thoughtful outcome for both parties. That’s where we come in. We work with couples to help them navigate this process with care and consideration so that they both come out the other side ready to take their next step.
We make sure you completely understand the divorce process, including all of your options. You’ll also have confidence for what’s to come with a comprehensive financial analysis and plan that considers the short and long-term effects of any settlement.
Alongside the emotional and financial changes, divorce can be costly, especially when litigation is involved. Opting to keep your divorce out of the courts can save you time, money, and additional emotional strain.
Working with a neutral third party who can effectively guide you through the emotional and financial elements of divorce helps you and your spouse reach an agreement that works for your family.
CFDAs must have a foundation of financial experience (at least five years) and pass a comprehensive exam designed by the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. This rigorous process ensures that those with the designation are well prepared to analyze the financial consequences of a divorce. To keep up our skills and continue learning more about this broad landscape, we complete a set amount of continuing education both to uphold our designation and serve our clients even better.
Divorce doesn’t unfold in a straight line. There are several factors to consider: finances, family, emotions, etc., all of which can be incredibly overwhelming for couples who want an amicable divorce but aren’t sure how to fit all the pieces together. As a CDFA and a Mediator, we’re positioned to help couples sort through the entire process in a neutral, compassionate, and knowledgeable space.
Your attorney is there to handle the legal aspects of your divorce. Using a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® Professional allows your attorney to focus on the legal aspects of your case while leaving the financial aspects to us. This combination decreases the overall cost while increasing the quality of services you receive.