For People Facing Divorce
My assets and liabilities are pretty simple, but I have a lot of questions about support. Can a DFP still help me?
How does the DFP work with my legal team?
How much does a DFP cost?
Most DFPs charge an hourly rate for their time, much like your attorney does, but often at an hourly rate lower than the attorney. Total cost is largely dependent on the scope of work needed, and whether your case goes to trial or settles outside of the courtroom. Your DFP can give you more information specific to your circumstances in the initial consultation.
How do I find a DFP in my area?
Use the Find a Planner search feature to find a qualified financial professional in your area.
My spouse and I are considering a settlement process outside of the courtroom, such as mediation or Collaborative Divorce, can we share a DFP to help both of us?
Settlement processes outside of the courtroom are becoming more commonplace as families seek to reduce animosity, preserve privacy, and take charge of the decisions of their divorce. DFPs can be an integral part of exploring and crafting settlement scenarios that meet the needs of the whole family system. DFPs who work as a neutral engaged by both clients may be subject to rules that govern their participation in litigation should the settlement process prove unsuccessful. Be sure to ask as part of your initial consultation.
For Divorce Professionals
I am a newly trained CDFA. Where can I find help starting and growing a DFP practice?
ADFP offers resources and training for members starting their careers in the industry. Our exclusive, year-long MentorLink SM [insert link] program is designed specifically to assist members achieve success in launching their practice. We also offer a variety of webinar and retreat offerings for our members to sharpen their skills. There are two Support and Development groups (divided on geographic lines) for our members to network with one another and engage in on-going discussions about specific issues. And, ADFP members have special benefit opportunities available through the various sponsorship and affiliate program exclusive offers.
I am an experienced practitioner. I struggle to find continuing education content specific to divorce. Can you help?
Yes! In addition to regular webinar offerings with content relevant to DFP practice and the issues our clients face, ADFP also offers an annual retreat with opportunities for deeper learning with other experienced DFPs utilizing a detailed case study as the basis for exercises and interactive discussion. ADFP often records webinar offerings and makes them available for those who missed the live virtual event. And, don’t forget about our Support and Development groups, which provide opportunities to network with peers, consider best practices, and dive into topics encountered as we work with clients.
How can ADFP help clients and attorneys find me?
In addition to the Find a Planner search feature, ADFP also offers the opportunity for members to submit articles and blog posts for publication on the website. If you are featured in the media talking about divorce financial planning, send the information to ADFP, and we will share your success on our social media!