Whether you have made this decision or it has been thrust upon you, this is a crucial time in your life–a time of change and upheaval. You need a team around you to be sure that your decisions are the best for your future.
An Experienced Divorce Attorney—A lawyer who has the knowledge and history to perform in your best interest.
An Emotional Support Network—Both men and women need a friend, counselor or family therapist to talk to without judgment or even just to share a hug or a laugh.
A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™)—Someone to help you look at the financial aspect of your divorce to address your long term financial needs—and your spouses’ too.
The decision to divorce is life changing and there are many questions you may have, questions your attorney might not be able to fully answer. Having a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst as part of your divorce team can help you navigate those financial waters with increased clarity, can save time in the process and help establish a more equitable settlement for both parties.
Even after a divorce has been signed, a CDFA™ can help you determine an equitable amount for an alimony pay-off, bring up issues that might make you think about remarrying, determine how to use proceeds to restart your new life, and much more.
A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) professional has:
• Graduated from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
• Received specialized training in the financial issues of divorce
• Fulfilled continuing education requirements
• Extensive financial expertise in the fields of financial services, accounting, or law
Founded in 1993, the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA) is the most established and recognized designation in financial planning for divorce.
In order to become a CDFA™ professional, a candidate must successfully complete a series of exams, be in good standing with his or her firm or broker/dealer and any governmental regulatory agencies, and complete a minimum of 15 hours of divorce-related continuing education courses every two years.
Nadine Burns started A New Path Divorce Planning after seeing so many people trying to recover financially years after a divorce. Nadine is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) and a member of the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. She is also a financial planner with an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Nadine holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA.)
Nadine works with individuals facing divorce as well as attorneys who would like more clarifications on the financial ramifications of an area of finance facing their clients in divorce.