How can a CDFA Professional help a Family Law Lawyer or Divorcing Person?

CDFA professionals help lawyers and their divorcing clients address the special financial issues of divorce with data that can help achieve equitable settlements. A CDFA pro is trained to:

  • Produce powerful case exhibits in the form of spreadsheets and graphs
  • Give lawyers professional support to make sure they've covered all the financial “bases”
  • Provide litigation support to divorce lawyers
  • Serve as a financial expert on divorce cases
  • Analyze the financial implications of different divorce settlement proposals
  • Create a rock-solid personal financial analysis for the client
  • Make sure the client understands the short-term and long-term financial impact of different settlement proposals

A CDFA pro can help the client understand:

  • Separate vs. Marital property
  • Valuing and dividing property
  • Debt, credit, and bankruptcy
  • Retirement and pensions
  • Spousal and child support
  • Options for the Matrimonial Home
  • Tax problems and solutions

A CDFA professional can help lawyers achieve the fairest, most financiallyequitable divorce settlement possible for their clients.

Founded in 1993, the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts™ (IDFA™) is the most established and recognized designation in financial planning for divorce. In order to become a CDFA professional, a candidate must successfully complete a series of exams based on a self-study course offered by the Institute, be in good standing with his or her firm or broker/dealer and any governmental regulatory agencies, and complete 20 hours of continuing education courses every two years.