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CDFA Candidate Handbook
In this guide, you will find information to help you as you study to become a CDFA professional. Please take time to read this guide thoroughly, as it will provide information on the expectations and responsibilities as a CDFA candidate, and the examination process.
Divorce and the Special Needs FamilyRecorded On: 06/19/2018
Statistics show that 20 percent of the U.S. population is affected by special needs. While the divorce rate among families with special needs is often the topic of great debate, there is one fact that remains certain: the complexity of a divorce proceeding increases exponentially when working with families with special needs. Knowing how to handle financial planning for families with special needs at the onset of a divorce process will help to ensure that the future of the family member with special needs is considered in all aspects of the negotiations, including child support, alimony, and custodial decisions including guardianship.
CDFA Getting Started Guide
In this guide, you will find information to help you as you get started with your CDFA practice. Please take time to read this guide thoroughly, as it will provide information on the expectations, responsibilities, and opportunities associated with your CDFA designation.
Quick-Start Guide to Divorce Financial Planning
We’ve curated the most useful, practical resources in the divorce financial planning industry to help professionals in their work. From specific forms used in divorce proceedings, to a detailed state-by-state list of networking groups, our Quick-Start Guide has it all.
Financial Advice for People with Disabilities and Their FamiliesRecorded On: 05/29/2018
Financial and estate planning become complicated when there is a child with a disability, and is further complicated by divorce. Join IDFA and Toronto-based Financial Advisor Ron Malis for an informative webinar to discuss the issues and strategies when dealing with a divorcing client who has a child with a disability.
Optimizing College Financial Aid in a DivorceRecorded On: 05/15/2018
Don't miss IDFA National Conference speaker Sandy Voit as he provides a quick and basic understanding of how federal financial aid is determined with the criteria that impacts two household families, taking into account the 2018 Tax Reform Act. Sandy will also provide strategies to enhance financial aid awards--both by structuring settlement agreements, as well as through greater knowledge of how the system works.
A View from the Bench: A Judge's Perspective Can Help You Better Serve Your Clients
CDFA professionals play many valuable roles in the domestic cases. What follows is a judge’s eye view of ways you can best help your clients get through this difficult process.
Dealing with High-Conflict Personalities: How Financial Neutrals Can Disarm Blamers and Reach Resolution
High-Conflict Personalities (or HCPs) are defined by the High Conflict Institute and Bill Eddy as “people that pick a Target of Blame and assault that person verbally, physically, financially, etc. High-Conflict People promote high-conflict divorces, lawsuits, and complaints against co-workers, neighbors, friends and family. They sue professionals, gather negative advocates, and cost employers lots of time and money. High-Conflict People convince everyone that it’s all your fault!” If you’re not ready for these people when they show up in your office, it’s highly likely that not only will the case not settle, but the HCP will ultimately blame you for the outcome.
Divorce and the Volatile Stock Market: How to Mitigate Risk in Uncertain Financial Times
Stock market volatility can make the most seasoned professional uneasy. But what about a person whose entire nest egg has been dropped in their lap due to a divorce? Often, they have very little understanding of their financial picture, and making sense of it during stock market fluctuations is a challenge.
My Vision is My Passion: How My CDFA® Story Guides My Vision for the Future of the Designation
Having a vision for an organization is the essence of leadership, as it provides direction and a sense of purpose that helps the individuals involved focus on what is important for future success.