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What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA®)

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, CDFA®, has had comprehensive training and knowledge with financial issues that will affect divorcing couples for the rest of their lives, including:

  • Separate vs. Marital Property
  • Valuing and dividing property
  • Retirement assets and pensions
  • Spousal and child support
  • Tax problems and solutions
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Tax laws and financial issues affecting divorce

CDFA® professionals provide the client and attorney with data analysis that shows the financial effect of any given settlement. They become part of the divorce team and provide support on financial issues such as:

  • Understanding short-term and long-term effects of dividing property
  • Analyzing pensions and retirement plans
  • Determining if the client can afford the marital home, and if not, what he or she can afford.
  • Recognizing the tax consequences of different settlement proposals