Association of Divorce Financial Planners is collaborating with a training organization, Center for Mediation & Training, in creating the 2015 Divorce Catalyst Conference. The Divorce Catalyst Conference will provide a forum to foster new ways for divorce financial planners, mediators, attorneys and other divorce professionals to work together. Our goal is to encourage a synergistic, multidisciplinary approach as we all work to provide exceptional results for separating and divorcing couples. We are very excited to convene this unique gathering of allied divorce professionals and about the new ideas we hope it will generate.
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Membership in Association of Divorce Financial Planners offers divorce financial planners the opportunity to become involved in building the future of the divorce financial planning profession. Applicants must provide evidence supporting satisfaction of certain educational, experience and ethical criteria.
Divorce financial planners can explain financial options, help set priorities and lead clients through the hard choices ahead. Ideally, divorce financial planning takes place at the start of the process when individuals first choose to go their separate ways. Financial planning increases the accuracy of financial information so that both parties achieve workable settlements quicker and accept realistic lifestyle changes when necessary. Settlements achieved with the help of a financial planner are less prone to problem or error.
During the divorce process, important decisions will need to be made about how to divide marital assets, debts, income and expenses. Since there will be two families instead of one, with different financial situations, expenses, needs and goals, previous tax and financial plans may no longer be appropriate. Virtually all financial aspects of life will need to be reconsidered. Bad decision-making can often lead to bad and difficult to fix consequences. It is important to not only get professional help but to educate oneself as much as posible.