IDFA webinars are designed to connect members with industry thought leaders and provide continued learning in areas of unique experience.

Following the live presentation, recorded IDFA webinars are available on-demand for independent learning. 

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Upcoming Live Webinars

Family Law Software Tips and Tricks – Getting the most out of your software
Peel back the layers of Family Law Software with product expert Nancy Chausow Shafer, and learn the new features, tips and best practices to help streamline your use of the software for your client’s benefit and to maximize your productivity.
The Future of Financial Planning: 5 Trends Changing How You Do Business Forever
The financial planning industry is changing rapidly. All too often, busy professionals and entrepreneurs running firms spend so much time focused on their day-to-day tasks and operations that they can’t stay on top of new trends shaping the industry, let alone prepare for future firm success.
Achieving Amicable Settlement in Gray Divorce Using Reverse Mortgages
1. Overview of Peak 65 and Divorce Demographics 2. How the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Has Changed a. Consumer Safeguards and the 4 “Nevers” b. FHA Borrower Counseling c. Underwriting that Ensures Sustainable Solutions d. New Protections for Younger Spouses 3. What Happens at Loan’s End? 4. The Distribution Options a. Lump Sum “Buy-Out the Other Side” b. Tenure Payment “Mom Can Stay in the House Due to Improved Cash Flow” c. Line of Credit “Supporting Future Needs, ex. LTC, After Portfolio Has Been Split” d. Lifestyle Home Loan “Like Paying Cash for New Home with No Payments” 5. Case Studies in Gray Divorce 6. Conclusion

Webinar Recordings

Stay current on the latest trends and best practices in divorce financial analysis. Brought to you by IDFA and subject matter experts in the field, get high-quality education and training without leaving your home or office. 

On-demand webinars qualify for 1-hour of CDFA-CE credit for 3 months from the date of the live session. To receive credit, complete the corresponding quiz following the recording. 

Ascertaining Key Divorce Real Estate Challenges After Sitzer-Burnett and NAR Settlement: Economics and Essentials for Divorce Finance Pros
Starting August 2024, the Sitzer-Burnett litigation and NAR Settlement will significantly impact divorcing homeowners and real property mediation by drastically changing real estate licensee representation and compensation. The current real estate commission chaos creates new opportunities for finance professionals specializing in divorce who seek to expand their role, and their value, to divorce lawyers and divorcing clients.
Empowering Divorce Financial Planning with Technology: Leveraging LegacyNOW
Join us for an engaging presentation on the revolutionary impact of LegacyNOW in divorce financial planning. LegacyNOW, a comprehensive digital vault and communication platform, bridges communication gaps between clients and their professional service providers, including wealth advisors, estate attorneys, and CPAs.
The Personality Paradox: Decode the How-Wow Personality Puzzle to Elevate Your Financial Advisory Practice
Elevate your advisory skills, decode client behaviors, and revolutionize your approach to impactful client relationships in this webinar. Join me for a comprehensive session diving into emotional cues, client archetypes (HOW and WOW), and three distinctive client profiles. Learn to decode emotions, fostering stronger client connections for improved service and retention.
QDROs & Non-Qualified Retirement Plans
This webinar provides solutions when confronted with retirement plan that do accept QDROs, in other words, non-qualified plans or those plans exempt from ERISA. From defined contribution plans, executive deferred compensation plans to defined benefit pension plans, typically those that may be various state or municipal pension plans. Albeit direct payment orders are referred to, however, we explore the issues should be addressed in such an order and how distributions can be made.
Practice Management: The Power of Woman-to-Woman Mentorship in Financial Advising
Talk to almost any successful woman advisor in this industry and you’ll learn that she got where she is thanks in no small part to her ‘tribe’; that circle of advisors, confidants and mentors who helped her define her goals, overcome obstacles, stay motivated and achieve success. As the financial advising profession continues to lag in the its progress toward attracting and retaining more women, the client demand for female advisors is expected to continue to grow. Research reveals that there is a significant lack of trained mentors properly equipped to deliver a meaningful mentoring experience to support women working in traditionally male-dominated professions. Furthermore, cookie cutter corporate programs with preset goals and outcomes are often not tailored to the professional goals and values of women advisors. In this webinar, executive director of the Women's Leadership Alliance, Stephanie Gularte, together with WLA mentor and retired financial advisor, Pamela Grey, will share the secrets to creating powerful mentorship experiences for and by women. They will share mentorship practices that experienced female advisors considering succession options, or for offices looking to attract and retain more women can put into action. .
Behind Closed Doors: The Opioid Epidemic’s Powerful and Damaging Influence on Marriages
As the opioid epidemic worsens across the US, the toll it imposes on the economy has risen to staggering heights causing an economic loss of more than $1 trillion, not only posing a threat to the economy but also jeopardizing careers, family finances, retirement plans, and marriages. With the numbers of opioid use disorders, overdoses and deaths surging in recent years, the impact of substance use disorder on divorce is becoming increasingly prevalent, requiring a sophisticated approach in financial planning to address these evolving challenges. The responsibility of protecting clients extends beyond conventional financial services such as insurance, investments, or tax-saving strategies. This presentation will address the intricate relationship between the surging opioid crisis and its profound impact on the institution of marriage and family life. As the opioid crisis unfolds, it leaves in its wake shattered marriages, strained families, and a growing urgency for comprehensive solutions to address both addiction and the collateral damage inflicted on domestic life.