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Articles

Navigating Financial Aid and Student Debt in Divorce
Divorce is complicated and extremely difficult, but when mixed with college planning and student loan debt, it can seem insurmountable.​
Unlocking Strategies Part Two: Stock Options & Real Estate
Part two of this series will discuss strategies for analyzing options related to stock options and real estate in divorce—with the goal of your being able to extrapolate and expand upon these concepts as they apply to your own client experiences.
Financial Advisor Turned Family Detective
Learn more about the two principal types of fraud in divorce: misrepresentation of material facts or the concealment of material facts.​
In Their Own Words: Serving on the IDFA Board of Advisors
To understand more about the commitment and benefits of Board service, read about our Board members’ experience in their own words.
How CDFA® Professionals Add Value to Attorneys
Experienced CDFA professionals tell those entering the field that our relationship with attorneys can be tricky; however, every market’s family law community has a unique profile. When cases tend to be larger or more complex, many attorneys view the CDFA professional as additional support for his or her case or the client.
Unlocking Strategies Part One: Spousal Support
Understanding key components of some of the more common core competencies for divorce financial analysis is important and will assist you to confidently seek and successfully complete high level and varied client work that will jump-start your practice. In part one, we explore the issue of spousal support.
Using QDROs for Collection of Child Support Arrears
Although there are a variety of ways to collect child support arrears, one option that often goes underutilized is the use of a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).
Is Your Mindset Crushing Your Divorce Practice?
Where is your own mindset getting in your way? If you show up in your business as an employee, you’re never going to get where you could if you show up as an entrepreneur.
Disability and Divorce: What Parents of Children with Disabilities Need to Know
Divorced parents of a child with a significant disability encounter unique financial challenges that go beyond managing the prohibitive costs of providing for a child with special needs. Frequently, many of these issues are not effectively addressed or even recognized in the course of separation and divorce.