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How can a Certified Divorce Financial Specialist® (CDFS) professional help you? 

A CDFS® professional is your go-to financial expert throughout the divorce process. We are trained to watch out for adverse tax consequences, to demystify financial decisions and investments, and to provide analysis that will help you understand which assets to keep and which assets to let go of.

Benefits to working with a CDFS professional include:

  • Having peace of mind that your settlement is financially feasible

  • Hearing an objective viewpoint during an emotional situation

  • Getting expert advice about your unique financial needs

We help you by addressing the unique financial issues around divorce with data that can achieve more equitable settlements. Through the financial analysis process, a CDFA professional can help you think through the real cost of divorce and develop a realistic picture of your financial situation as you transition to a new lifestyle.


A CDFS professional is trained to:

  • Produce powerful case exhibits in the form of reports and graphical representations.

  • Give you professional support to know you have all your financial "bases" covered.

  • Provide a rock-solid personal financial analysis for your future.

  • Make sure you understand the short and long-term financial impacts of different settlement proposals. Plus, you'll be able to make sense of:

- Personal vs. Marital Property

- Valuing and Dividing Property

- Retirement Plans and Pensions

- Spousal and Child Support

- Splitting the House

- Tax Problems and Solutions

CDFS professionals abide by a Code of Ethics, are subject to a disciplinary board, and complete continuing education requirements. To learn more, visit

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