What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®)?

A Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) is a skilled and highly-trained professional whose goal is to help their client (and/or lawyer) navigate the financial implications of a divorce. While many couples are eager to reach a property settlement quickly to dissolve their marriage with the fewest difficulties, there are many reasons why it is beneficial to work with a CDFA® in order to determine the most equitable and just distribution of assets and property. Oftentimes the long-term implications of a settlement may not be immediately clear. This is why it is important to work with a skilled and experienced CDFA® who can take a holistic look at income, retirement savings, investments, and other financial considerations to reach a solution that is fair for all involved.

At Divorce Financial Solutions, our CDFA® Veralynn Morris is behind all of the work that we do. With over 30 years of experience in the financial and investment industry, she has the skills and experience needed to help clients navigate their divorce finances to determine the most equitable resolution in your divorce. She is recognized as a financial expert and can also provide both forensics and expert witness services. Our separation and settlement agreements consultant serves clients throughout Maryland, including those in Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Howard and Garrett Counties.

How can a CDFA® help?

A CDFA® is a trained divorce mediator and as such is equipped to help you navigate the complex world of divorce finances. Divorce is a complex process. With the experienced CDFA® at Divorce Financial Solutions by your side, you do not have to navigate it alone.

There are a wide range of factors that can impact a divorce settlement that many clients are not even aware of. A CDFA® is here to help by offering such services and support as:

  • Analysis of child support, temporary spousal support, and alimony issues
  • Determining a spouse’s ability to pay child support
  • Examining potential tax issues and their long-term implications
  • Calculation of pension and retirement plan values
  • And much more

At Divorce Financial Solutions, we will be there along every step of the way and even keep up with you after the divorce has been finalized to ensure that you continue to meet your financial goals. We will help you set retirement objectives and assist you in determining your long-term financial goals.