Careful planning before and after divorce can help you not only keep your head above water long after your marriage has ended, but also move you toward your long-term financial goals. My job is more than a numbers game: it is to give you the unfair advantage.

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA), I can help you:

  • Achieve a financially fair divorce settlement by analyzing the proposals of you and your spouse. When I review a proposed settlement, I ask: Is it fair? Is it equitable? An even split of property may not have even results. I will assess different components of your divorce settlement by looking at:
    • personal vs. marital property
    • how to value and divide real estate
    • alimony and child support
    • tax issues.
  • By working closely with your attorney, accountant and all the professionals involved in the process.
  • If necessary, I also provide expert testimony in court. I work closely with your attorney, accountant, and all of the professionals involved in the process.

The designation of Certified Divorce Financial Analysts™ is awarded by The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA)™ to individuals who successfully complete the training and test requirements set by IDFA. IDFA is the premier national organization dedicated to the certification, education and promotion of the use of financial professionals in the divorce arena.

The financial issues inherent to every divorce case are often times the ones that are the most overlooked. However, once a divorce settlement has been signed, it’s too late to change it.

Who should keep the house? How much will it cost to live post divorce? How much alimony is there going to be and for how long? Will the custody arrangement affect child support? How can the retirement accounts be split and the money accessed? How can a business be offset? Should a business be valued? What is the value of health care benefits? Most important of all, will the clients be able to financially survive (and thrive) with the settlement post divorce?

Certified Divorce Financial Analysts™ are trained to answer these questions and more for men and women in the process of divorce and to provide litigation support for their attorneys, which help them prove and often settle their case.