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Gender and Multi-Cultural Divorce

Posted By Karen Sparks, Monday, May 2, 2016

 June 24 , 2015

The task of educating our clients about the various financial strategies that intersect with their assets and investments is at the root of our practice as divorce financial planners. But often the barriers to this process are steeped in gender attitudes and cultural  history regarding marriage and divorce. This has become particularly relevant to my practice as I continue to see more client work with individuals who hail from cultures that do not embrace or endorse changes to the marital relationship and their life here in the United States has shown them that they do have options.

At this year’s ADFP Catalyst conference held in conjunction with The Center for Mediation and Training, I will be leading a workshop in the morning on Friday, October 2, 2015 entitled, “The Great Divide: How Gender and Culture Affect the Divorce Process” which addresses how cultural norms and gender cognitive processes impact divorce financial planning.

Through video presentations and case study, we will take a look at how the data quantifies the way men and women from different cultures approach marriage and divorce. Strategies and practical applications will be discussed on how to approach gender and culture in our client engagements that will assist in breaking down barriers to negotiation.

A key take away will be the importance of understanding how other influences shape client thoughts and expectations and how we can use this realization to inform our divorce financial planning work in a way that is respectful, sensitive and focused.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to engage in this workshop and many other workshop topics that will definitely benefit your practice!

Check your email and/or the ADFP website to take advantage of very attractive early bird pricing for conference registration as well as discounted hotel room pricing.

Hope to see you there!

Tags:  culture  divorce  finance  gender 

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