The Benefits of a CDFA

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA) has been specially trained to analyze the financial issues in divorce and can help you understand the short and long-term impact of a financial settlement. We can provide valuable information for a fair, equitable and just resolution.

As a CDFA® we will help you walk through a complicated process. Listed below are a few of the things we help you understand. This is not a complete list since every case is different.

  • How property is divided: personal vs marital property

  • The value of the property

  • Optional ways of dividing the property

  • Tax consequences of certain divisions

  • Retirement plans and pension valuations

  • Restricted stock options or other employer stock benefits calculations

  • How much spousal support and child support will be needed?

  • Potential tax implications and solutions

  • Insight into your settlement needs and the pros and cons of each decision

  • We will help you understand and avoid some of the common pitfalls in divorce.

Create reports and graphs showing cash flow, financial status and net worth to assist with settlement proposals and agreements.

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® has been certified by the Institute of Divorce Financial Analysts® and has extensive financial expertise in the fields of financial planning, accounting or law. A CDFA® has specialized training in the financial issues of divorce and must complete 30 hours of continuing education courses every two years.

Dekker Divorce Financial Consulting will work with individuals and couples no matter how you choose to move through the divorce process. We provide you and your attorney the expertise and reports needed to make a confident decision in your divorce settlement. If needed, we can also testify as an expert witness in litigation.