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Why You Need a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®
Divorce often involves pain, trauma, high emotions, and tense negotiations. Compounding all that stress is the need to separate a couple’s financial lives in a way that provides stability for all involved. Because each divorce is unique, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) can work with clients, mediators, and attorneys to create a workable financial solution with discretion, sensitivity, and care.
A CDFA® can develop a plan for going forward that manages the clients needs and concerns for separation and divorce. This can be particularly important for the spouse who is reliant on the other for support.
Services provided by CDFA®s include: determining the value of business, calculating liquid assets, creating structured spousal support payments, gathering and examining financial documents, informing your attorney of tax, finance, and business implications, forensic accounting investigation, determining tax liabilities, providing expert witness testimony, and stress testing particular financial situations.
While a divorce attorney tackles legal issues, a CDFA® can make informed recommendations with specific knowledge of divorce financial and tax issues involved in asset division. CDFA®s can also provide a look at how different spousal support structures can play out, as well as a look at how financial situations will develop over time.
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®s may not be able to end the pain caused by a divorce, but their expertise can bring peace of mind for the future by providing a clear financial picture.
Special Issues in Divorce
If you are a business owner or are divorcing a business owner there are many special considerations for how to handle the business and income. We help you find the best possible solution for your divorce.