I get questions all the time from clients who want to trade their interest in the house for their partner’s interest in their pension, or someone saying I’ll take the credit card debt if they take the vehicle debt and how that relates to a new mortgage…
No matter the question or comment – my answer is always the same – you need to speak to a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™) before you make any big financial decisions concerning your separation/divorce.
Well – a CDFA™ is someone who is specifically trained to explain all financial aspects of the pending decisions in separation and divorce and they help to empower their client(s) to make educated decisions throughout the process.
CDFA™’s can help clients determine the short term and long term financial impact of any proposed divorce settlement. They also provide valuable information on financial issues that are related to the divorce, such as tax consequences, dividing pension plans, continued health care coverage, investment information and much more.
I know someone who is a CDFA™ – her name is Sharon Numerow and she owns Alberta Divorce Finances. Sharon is a no nonsense kind of lady with tons of experience and the added bonus of being a mediator. For an introduction to Sharon and what a CDFA™ can do for you watch her video here.
She offers a free 30 minute consultation – and trust me – it is worth the time!